#Foodie: How to make tasty Nigerian suyas


This will surely tickle your taste buds.

Suyas…which are somewhat similar to Americans’ shish kabobs are one of those delicious snacks Nigerians love. You can turn them to a meal when you eat them with Garri (cassava), corn, or a side of rice.

Here is how to make your own tasty suyas.

3 servings
– Beef
– Suya spice or Suya pepper
– Canola or Peanut oil
– Salt
– Suya sticks or skewers. (Note, thick chopsticks will work well too)


  • It is best to soak the Suya sticks in warm water for at least 2 hours before use. It avoids the sticks getting burnt while roasting the Suyas.
  • Cut the beef into thin fillets or buy some at the store.
  • Now put the fillets of beef on the Suya sticks
  • Next pour some peanut oil into a bowl. Add a small amount of salt and stir.
  • Use your cooking brush to rub the oil on the fillets; it helps the spice stick to the meat.
  • Spread the suya spice into a wide dish. Roll the fillets around the bowl so they are fully covered with spice.
  • Place the spiced beef in a flat plate, cover with a thin plastic film, and allow them to marinate for one hour.


  1. After marinating, set your oven on Grill and preheat oven at about 300°F.
  2. Place the beef flat on the oven rack and put in the oven to roast.
  3. After 15 to 20 minutes, flip the beef to roast the opposite side too. The length of time for each side will depend on the thickness of the fillet; so, allow more time, about 2-5 minutes if needed.
  4. Rub the some peanut oil on both sides of the beef. Increase the oven temperature to 375°F and roast either side of the beef for 5 minutes each.
  5. Allow suya to cool. Serve and enjoy.

If you need a video to follow along, watch All Nigerian Recipes demonstration of how to make Nigerian suyas.


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