Suya (African Grilled Meat)

Suya or tsire is a West African grilled meat   also known as chichinga in Ghana, this is a very popular barbeque street food in many west African countries.  The use of roasted peanut in marinating the meat gives it a wonderful flavor. Suya can be made with beef, chicken , goat meat or any meat. Try this recipe and you will never forget it unique flavor .

Preparation time: 1h or more

Cooking time: 20min

Serve: 3 - 4


  •     500g of meat, cut into small pieces
  •      3 tbsp roasted peanut
  •   1 tsp cayenne pepper or to taste
  •    1 tsp paprika powder
  •    1 tsp garlic powder
  •   1 tsp grated ginger or ginger powder
  •   1 bouillon cube or Maggi
  •   Salt to taste


Start by grinding the roasted peanut until you get a fine powder, you can use a food processor or a mortar and pestle.

Next on the peanut powder add all the spices and grind again to mix the spices with the peanut powder really well.

Then marinate the meat with the peanut –spice and make sure that the meat is really coat with it. Then let marinate in your refrigerator for at least one hour.

Next place the meat on your skewers of choice. Meanwhile preheat the grill and lightly oil the grill plate. Then grill them on medium heat until done.

Serve hot with some sliced onion.


Video Recipe

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