Feel free to use your favourite parts of beef when preparing the Nigerian Stir-fry. Other meats can be included too especially meats that have a rubbery texture. Do check the original recipe for more meat ideas.
Use ripe but firm plantains for this meal.
The job of the red onion is to add colour to the stir-fry.
Nigerian curry powder is not the Indian curry powder. You can buy it from Nigerian markets and African food shops all over the world.
1 kg Nigerian Meats
Shaki (cow tripe)
1 Ripe Plantain
3 coloured peppers
4 big mushrooms
2 onions (1 should be red onion)
3 teaspoons suya pepper (or to your taste)
1 teaspoon Nigerian curry powder
½ teaspoon thyme
1 big stock cube
1 cooking spoon vegetable oil
Salt (to taste)
Before you prepare the Nigerian Stir-fry
Rinse and slice up the vegetables, 1 onion (preferably red onion for colour), plantain, mushroom and meats as shown below.
Cut the other onion into 4 chunks.
Cook the meats with the stock cube, the chunks of onion and as small quantity of water as possible, starting with the toughest meat. So cook the shaki for some time then add the heart and gizzards and cook till done.
When the meats are cooked, separate from the stock/broth and set aside. Use the stock to mix the suya pepper thyme and curry powder. You can also use water. The quantity of the stock/broth or water you will use for the mixing depends on how much sauce you want in the stir-fry. To play it safe, mix the aforementioned ingredients with as little liquid as possible then add more liquid during the frying.
Deep-fry the plantains till golden and set aside.
Pour the vegetable oil into a pan, pot or wok and once it heats up, add the cooked meats and fry till they start to brown like shown in the video below. If you are using a shallow frying pan, you will need to fry the ingredients in several batches. In that case, divide the oil and other ingredients accordingly.
Once the meats start to brown, add the mushroom and onions and fry for 2 minutes.
Add the coloured peppers and fry for 2 minutes.
Add the suya pepper, curry powder and thyme mix and stir very well. Add more stock at this time if you wish.
Finally, add the fried plantains and stir very well.