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Market Suya (Nigerian Skewers)

Market Suya is a popular Nigerian street food consisting of spicy, skewered meat grilled to perfection. Typically made with beef, it can also be prepared using chicken, goat, or ram. Suya is known for its unique blend of spices and its deliciously smoky flavor, making it a favorite snack or meal across Nigeria and West Africa.

Suya is made by marinating thin slices of meat in a blend of spices known as Yaji, which includes ground peanuts, ginger, paprika, garlic, onion powder, and cayenne pepper, among other spices. The meat is then threaded onto skewers and grilled over an open flame until it is tender and slightly charred. It is usually served with sliced onions, tomatoes, and cucumbers, and sometimes with a side of pepper sauce for extra heat.

Market Suya (Nigerian Skewers)

For the Suya:

1.5 lbs beef (sirloin or flank steak), thinly sliced
1/4 cup ground roasted peanuts (peanut powder)
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Bamboo or metal skewers (if using bamboo, soak in water for 30 minutes to prevent burning)

For Serving:

Sliced onions
Sliced tomatoes
Sliced cucumbers
Pepper sauce (optional)

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