Gizdodo | An Update
I already have this recipe on this blog but I felt the need to write about it again because 1, I have better pictures now, and 2, I realized I can actually make a meal out of gizdodo. For years I mostly ate this as a side to rice dishes (which is delish by the way) but in the eternal weight loss journey one is still trying to find ways to cut corners and calories! So instead of completely giving up on plantains (which I have come to accept I cannot do) I decided to find a way to eat it that still works for me. On days when I have time, I actually grill the plantains in my oven instead of frying them. On this day, I had no time so I fried them and it was worth every oily minute!
For the newbies, what is gizdodo? Well in Nigeria we are actually a society that believes in eating the head to tail of an animal. We eat everything from the head, to the stomach, to the tongue and the innards! It is not a surprise to go to a Nigerian household and find “weird” animal parts in soups and stews. Gizdodo to my knowledge became popular after being served by caterers at events as appetizers or what we call “small chops”. It was a guarded secret for a while before people started to realize that it was just stewed gizzards mixed with fried plantains. The sweetness from the plantains mixed wit the crunchiness from the gizzards, it truly a match made in heaven! Here is my go to recipe for gizdodo and I hope it does not disappoint you. I know it has awesome reviews as it is one of the recipes I get emailed about the most!
Till next time loves! I still have a give away to host and a rundown of my adventures in Hawaii! Stay tuned!
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