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Food For Love: Gizzardo, Dodo-Veggies and Prawns-Dodo!

by Mo Aremu

This Aunty can cook anything! In case you have been hearing about Dodo and Gizzard, now you have prawns-dodo and dodo-veggies.

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Looks very tantalizing!

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Good if you are on a diet!

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Get a double dose of Prawn-Dodo and Gizzardo from Funke Koleoso

Gizzardo

What you need

  • Plenty of chicken gizzards (you can purchase them cleaned and frozen. Turkey gizzards can also be used as a suitable alternative)
  • Red onions
  • Chives for garnishing
  • Ripe plantains (The plantains must be in the stage of ripeness where sugar content is quite high. The skin will have a yellow colour with some streaks of black and still firm to the touch not too soft or mushed up. Find out more about plantains here…)
  • Coconut oil for frying
  • Chilli powder or scotch bonnet chillies
  • Pre-cooked red pepper base sauce (get recipe here)
  • Some stock powder seasoning or salt

What to do

  1. Wash and trim the gizzards then season with some onions, salt and thyme. Boil until soft and tender. This could take about an hour. Allow to cool then cut into small pieces. Set aside
  2. Peel the plantain and thinly slice across its width. Deep fry in coconut oil, remove from the oil and place on some kitchen towel to remove excess oil.
  3. In a separate sauce pan, heat some oil and add some chopped onions, some pre-cooked red pepper base sauce, and some chopped scotch bonnet (or chilli powder).
  4. Stir well and allow to sizzle for about 3 minutes then add the cooked gizzard pieces and stir. Allow to cook through for about 5 minutes to allow the gizzard pieces soak up some flavours from the sauté. Then add the fried plantain and stir well.
  5. Allow all to heat through then serve hot. Ideal to serve as a starter, main meal or side dish..

Prawns-Dodo

What you need

  • Raw tiger prawns (you can also use cooked ones but take care not to overcook them as they can become tough and fibrous when overcooked. Again shrimps can be used as a suitable alternative)
  • Red onions
  • Chives for garnishing
  • Ripe plantains (The plantains must be in the stage of ripeness where sugar content is quite high. The skin will have a yellow colour with some streaks of black and they will still be firm to the touch not too soft or mushed up.Find out more about plantains here...)
  • Coconut oil for frying
  • Chilli powder or scotch bonnet chillies
  • Pre-cooked red pepper base sauce (get recipe here)
  • Some stock powder seasoning or salt

What to do

  1. Peel the plantain and thinly slice across its width. Deep fry in coconut oil, remove from the oil and place on some kitchen towel to remove excess oil.
  2. In a separate sauce pan, heat some oil and add some chopped onions, some pre-cooked red pepper base sauce, and some chopped scotch bonnet (or chilli powder).
  3. Stir well and allow to sizzle for about 3 minutes. Add the cleaned prawns and stir. Then add the fried plantain and stir well.
  4. Allow all to heat through then serve hot. Ideal to serve as a starter, main meal or side dish…

Dodo-Veggies

What you need

  • Fresh button mushroom. Use an amount that is proportional to the plantain you use.
  • Courgettes (also known as zucchinis); again use a quantity proportional to the amount of plantain used or as your prefer.
  • Red onions
  • Chives for garnishing
  • Ripe plantains (The plantains must be in the stage of ripeness when their sugar content is highest. The skin will have a yellow colour with some streaks of black and still firm to the touch not too soft or mushed up)
  • Coconut oil for frying
  • Chilli powder or scotch bonnet chillies
  • Pre-cooked red pepper base sauce
  • Some stock powder seasoning or salt

What to do

  1. Peel the plantain and thinly slice across its width. Deep fry in coconut oil, remove from the oil and place on some kitchen towel to remove excess oil. Set aside.
  2. Wash and cut the mushrooms and courgettes into small pieces. Then steam or blanch to soften them taking care not to over cook them. This will enable you to eliminate the water produced particularly from cooking the mushrooms. You want to avoid this water/juice from collecting in the pan, thereby making the plantains soggy.
  3. In a separate sauce pan, heat some oil and add some chopped onions, some pre-cooked red pepper base sauce, and some chopped scotch bonnet (or chilli powder).
  4. Stir well and allow to sizzle for about 3 minutes. Add the courgette and mushroom pieces and stir. Then add the fried plantain and stir well.
  5. Allow all to heat through then serve hot. Ideal to serve as a starter, main meal or side dish…
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Name* September 29, 2014 - 2:18 pm

interesting!

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