Let’s not get this confused with kebabs lol. Suya is what Nigerians call this. I tried this when I visited one of my favorite Nigerians restaurants in New York and I fell in love. I ordered this spice from Essiespice.com called meko dry rub and I used it instead of suya spice wanted to try something new and I am glad I did.
- 2lbs beef(with little to no fat at all
- Suya spice(can be bought from African stores) or Essiespice’s meko dry
- Peanut or vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon salt
- Cut the beef into very thin fillets.
- Put some peanut oil in a bowl, add the salt and stir it
- Using a cooking brush, rub peanut oil on the fillets of beef. (This helps the Suya spice stick to the meat so make sure you do not leave out any part of the meat.)
- In a baking sheet, spread the Suya spice and dab the fillets of beef in the spice making sure that the beef takes as much of the spice .When you are done with the dabbing, all the beef should covered with the suya spice
- Place all the spiced beef in a plate, cover it(with a clean film preferably) and leave it to marinate for about an 1 hour.Once the beef has marinated, preheat oven at 350°F or 177°C(If you will be using a grill the settings should be at about 300°F or 150°C)
- Place the beef flat on the oven rack(you can place foil on the oven rack and poke some holes in it if you don't want to make your rack dirty lol) and put in the oven to grill.After 15 - 20 minutes, flip the beef to grill the other side as well. Rub some of the remaining peanut oil on both sides of the beef. Increase the temperature a little bit(not too high) and grill both sides of the beef for 5 minutes each.
|Before the cutting|
|Fillet cutting(was a lot of work...lol)|
|I couldn't cut it as fillet-ish as i wanted but it still worked lol|
|Essiespice to the rescue|
|All dabbed in spice, ready to marinate|
|Marinated for an hour|
|Bottom shelf in my oven with foil|
|In the roasting process|
|Ready to be served|