GIZDODO (Peppered Gizzard and Plantain) ā€“ Ingredients and The Basic Method of Preparation


  • 500 grams,Chicken gizzards
  • 1 ripe Plantain
  • 3 large Fresh tomatoes
  • 2 Habenero pepper (atarodo) (to suit your taste)
  • 1 red bell pepper (tatashe)(optional)
  • 1 large onion bulb (cut into 2 halves)
  • 1 garlic clove/half teaspoon garlic powder(optional)
  • Half teaspoon each of Curry and Thyme
  • 2 stock cubes
  • Vegetable oil (enough for frying) For the Garnish you need:
  • 1 green bell pepper (chopped into tiny cubes)
  • 1 red bell pepper (chopped into tiny cubes)
  • 1 small red onions (chopped into tiny cubes)


Step 1: Clean the Gizzards by removing the yellow lining. Then wash the gizzards
with salted water or lemon juice. Scrub well to get rid of any dirt. Then Rinse the
gizzards in running water, strain and set aside.You can cut the cooked gizzards into
smaller bite sizes.

Step 2: Place the cleaned gizzards into a pot, pour enough water to half the level of
the gizzards. Season with half onion bulb,garlic, one stock cube, thyme ,curry and salt
to taste. Cook until tender and set aside.

Step 3: Next, Cut the plantains into cubes, just like it was done here and fry in hot
vegetable oil until brown. Transfer onto a sieve.

Step 4: Fry the gizzards in the same oil until brown and also Transfer onto a sieve
lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil.
Tip: For a healthier option, grill the gizzards in the oven until brown.

Step 5: Chop the tomatoes and peppers and blend coarsely.
Step 6: Heat up some oil, add chopped onions, fry a bit.

Step 7: Pour the blended mix into the pot and fry for about 10-15 minutes or until the
sour taste is lost.

Step 8: Then add one stock cube and salt to taste. Simmer for 2 minutes. And set
Tip: You’ll know the sauce is ready when the oil rises to the top of the stew.

Step 9: Add the fried gizzards to the sauce and simmer for 1 minute to soak in the

Step 10: Add the fried plantains, chopped onions, green & red peppers. Mix
thoroughly and put off the heat.
And your meal is ready!


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