Tuesday, September 23, 2014

DIY recipe: Nigerian Gizzard-Dodo aka "gizzdodo"

I can't believe Summer is officially over! It went by entirely TOO fast! For some reason, I decided I needed to cook several dishes last weekend. I chuck it up to the season changing.

I am a member of a Facebook group called "So You Think You Can Cook". Folks basically make different dishes from all over the world and post pictures of the dish as well as a step by step of how to make these dishes. I am more partial to the Nigerian dishes but that's cause it is what I am used to :-).

Yesterday, I decided to make a dish I have seen on the site several times called gizzdodo. It just so happens that I had all the ingredients at home so I figured, "why not?"

Everything went well until it came time to fry the chicken gizzard. Ummm...that thing was splashing EVERYWHERE! By the way, I also discovered that so called "splash guards" don't work with hot oils when frying. And, I was also thankful for our backsplash in the kitchen because it made cleanup a breeze :-).

Anyways, if you are interested, this is the recipe I used. The plantains I had were a little riper than I would have liked so they turned out more brown than I wanted but they still tasted DELICIOUS!

Other dishes made this weekend were Nigerian Suya using this recipe.

This is NOT my picture. I forgot to take a picture of the one I made but it looked very similar.
In addition to all this, I made a pasta dish for J and JOE since J said he was "all riced out." I do love rice. I can eat it everyday and never complain but we've had rice or some of it in our meal since my sister's wedding so I can certainly understand his feelings. J and JOE are the pasta people in the family and according to JOE, this was "yummy pasta momma!" Out of the mouth of babes :-).

I also made a 2-ingredient pumpkin spice cake using a recipe from Spark People. JOE absolutely LOVED it! I didn't get a chance to take a picture of it because after all was said and done, I was TIRED!

And while cooking, my little JOE loves to play hide and seek in her cabinet. This cabinet used to hold wine glasses. My...how things have changed :-D.

I am looking forward to all the fabulous blessings God has in stock for us this week and of course, also looking forward to blogging about my sister's wedding at some point this week or early next week. 

Wishing you a fabulously blessed week!


  1. Such a cutie she is! That pasta dish looks good!

    And now I need some fried plantains!

    1. Thank you! I love fried plantains. It never lasts in our house :-D.

  2. Ooohhh, new recipes to try and it all looks so delicious. I really like that picture of Joe, too. It's funny how little places like that are so much fun for kids. When I was little, the space under the dining room table was my own little clubhouse. I'd take my favorite doll with me and a snack and I was a happy camper... :)

    1. Do let me know how it turns out if you try it. J wasn't really a fan but JOE liked it.

  3. i want to eat that for dinner right now...and im glad to see it's not my son that hides in cabinets..does she also play drums with your pots and pans....kids..you gotta love them!!

    1. LOL. JOE has her own special hiding place in the kitchen. She loves it there and often will play hide and seek in there :-).


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