Gizdodo

Gizdodo is a simple side dish that is often served with rice; especially Jollof rice. It is easy to deduce from the name that this meal will be basically made of gizzards and ripe plantain.

Hence Gizdodo (Gizzard Dodo) and we all know that dodo is just another name for ripe plantain.

It makes perfect sense right? I don’t know who actually coined that word but I think it is epic! πŸ˜€

Ripe plantain is called dodo in Nigeria, you can equally use it for porridge. In that case, it would be porridge plantain. But when you fry unripe plantain, it is called kpekere πŸ˜€ That aside. Let’s get to the business of the day.

The ingredients below are required for making Gizdodo, it could serve about 6 people if it is served alongside jollof rice or just about 3 persons if served alone as it appears in the plate below.

gizdodo

Ingredients For Gizdodo

Serving: 6

3 Giant-sized ripe plantain
Chicken or Turkey Gizzard (500g)
4 cups of sliced tomatoes
Half cup of sliced pepper (scotch bonnet)
1 cup of sliced onions
One cup of sliced green pepper
2 Seasoning cubes
150 ml vegetable oil
Salt to taste

Extra Vegetable oil for frying plantain (400ml)

The actual recipe for gizdodo takes 150ml of vegetable oil. The extra oil will be used for frying the ripe plantain.

Preparation

Start by peeling off the back of the plantain and chopping to smaller bits with a kitchen knife. Slice the tomatoes, peppers, and Onions as seen here.

How to Cook Gizzards

There is really nothing special about cooking gizzard, you just want it soft and tasty so you can use the same technique employed when cooking chicken or beef.

Wash the gizzards with hot water and precook for 20 minutes. Use a seasoning cube, half teaspoon of salt and half cup of sliced onions.

Check to see that the gizzard is soft and chop to smaller bits.

These are some of the needed ingredients. What you find at top-right is the chopped ripe plantain. Chopped gizzards at the bottom-right, then sliced tomato, onions and green beans in the plate at the left corner.
How to Make Gizdodo

How to make Gizdodo

Fry the plantain with 400ml of vegetable oil until it turns golden, scoop into a sieve and allow it to sit for a while.

Reduce the oil to 150 ml and fry the chopped gizzard.

The gizzard would be somewhat dark-brown when it is properly fried.

Gizzard and dodo

Remove the gizzards when it is fried and pour in the remaining half cup of onions, stir and add the tomatoes. Add the sliced pepper and allow it to fry for 10-15 minutes. Remember to stir occasionally so it doesn’t get burnt.

Once the tomato is properly fried, you are almost done with making gizdodo. Add one seasoning cube to it and salt to taste.

Transfer the fried gizzards, plantain, and sliced green peppers.

Add a pinch of salt.

Stir all together and taste for salt.

Allow to simmer for 3 minutes then serve hot.

That is just how to make gizdodo. Sound easy right?

plantain

Gizdodo can be served as a course meal or a side dish Nigeria. Usually, it works best with jollof rice as it appears in the image below. I would like to read your comment below. Try this delicious meal and tell me how it turned out.
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Gizdodo Recipe

Gizdodo Recipe | How to Cook Gizzard

Chy Anegbu
Gizdodo simply combines well-cooked gizzards and fried ripe plantain to make a delicious dish. In contemporary Nigerian society, gizdodo is served with jollof rice and sometimes served as a snack or side dish.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Frying time 10 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Nigerian Cuisine
Servings 6 people
Calories 798 kcal

Equipment

  • Frying pan

Ingredients
  

  • 3 Giant-sized ripe plantain
  • 500 g Gizzards
  • 4 cups sliced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup sliced pepper scotch bonnet
  • 1 cup of sliced onions
  • 1/2 cup sliced green pepper
  • 2 Seasoning cubes
  • 150 ml of vegetable oil
  • Salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • You want to start by chopping the plantain, tomatoes, and onions. Chop to any size you like, I like them cubed.
  • Precook the gizzards and chop them using a kitchen knife.
  • Set a frying pan on the heat, pour in 400 ml of vegetable oil, allow to heat then fry the chopped ripe plantain to golden color.
  • Reduce the oil and fry the gizzards to dark-brown color.
  • Using the same oil, add the remaining half cup of onions, sliced tomatoes, and peppers. Allow frying for 10-15 minutes. Stir occasionally so it doesn't get burned.
  • Add a seasoning cube when the tomato is well fried.
  • Pour in the chopped green peppers, fried gizzards, and fried plantain.
  • Add a pinch of salt
  • Stir all together and taste for salt.
  • Allow to simmer on low heat for 3-5 minutes and you are done with this gizdodo recipe.
  • Serve as a snack or side dish with jollof rice.

Video

Keyword Cook gizzards, fried dodo, Gizdodo, tomato sauce

44 Comments

faith
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Thanks for sharing this beautiful appetizing recipe.

July 6, 2016
Oge
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Tried it before and it came out nice. Enjoyed with white Rice, it was delicious.

July 6, 2016
Chukwu bethel
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I love gizdodo. Thanks so much for all your recipes.

July 6, 2016
Julie
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I love gizdodo, I first tasted this delicacy at maduse fast food, abacha road some weeks back. It was served exactly as it appeared here. I have been wondering how to make it myself. Thanks for helping.

July 7, 2016
Evelyn Chidinma
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Thank you so much Chy.It’s looks so Delicious, i will try it .

July 7, 2016
nneka
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Jst a sight of it am salivating. What a delicious meal

July 7, 2016
nina
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Yummy

July 7, 2016
Zeee
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I am so trying this out. I’ve heard a lot about it. Thanks a lot for sharing.

July 7, 2016
MUBO
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D process was easy and it was delicious.tank u Chy for dis

July 7, 2016
Esther
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Wow. This is seriously appetizing. Thanks for sharing this recipe. This should be the next surprise to my hubby. Love it.

July 7, 2016
Nky
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Thanks chy for the recipes I will try it out this weekend

July 9, 2016
Rachael
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waw this is very appetizing, will surely suprize my husband with it I know he will love it. tnx fr dis gizdodo Chi

July 12, 2016
Ndi
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Gizdodo? I am just reading about it for the first time and also learning how to make it. Chy, Thank you very much for taking our cooking to a whole new level. God bless your hustle.

July 13, 2016
Juliana
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U are simply amazing Chy…..thanks for sharing all these fantastic recipes. I would try this soon.

July 18, 2016
temitope
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Gizdodo is making my mouth water ooo.have to try this

July 18, 2016
esiri
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Wow, this is wonderful. Of only be can get more of this everyday

July 18, 2016
Debi
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my first time of reading about this, God bless you Chy. I have learnt how to prepare a lot of delicacies from your site, though am not married yet. thank you.

July 18, 2016
chika
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It looks nice but can I use any other meat or is it gizzard only.

July 18, 2016
Chy Anegbu
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@ Chika, if you use meat instead of gizzard, it wouldn’t be gizdodo anymore. It would be something like beefdodo or cowdodo πŸ˜€ lol

July 18, 2016
Glorisky
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Hmm can’t wait to try this Chi you are wonderful thank for this.

July 18, 2016
Anthony
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Thanks for sharing all the beautiful recipesΒ with me online. I newly join the nigerian kitchen but have gained a lot from your teaching. I appreciate and God bless you.

July 19, 2016
mrs H Waris
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Yummy!…will try it

July 21, 2016
Mambo
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From the name it sounds awesome…. Gizdodo is a real delicacy….thanks

July 21, 2016
Meesua
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So delicious

August 3, 2016
Udoka
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Thanks for showing me how to make gizdodo. Your recipes are so easy to follow. Thanks. Udoka.

August 30, 2016
ummi
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Thanks dear, will surely try it

April 18, 2017
fancy
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lovely sight to behold……new recipe learnt,thanks chy.

April 18, 2017
phil
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Wow.!!looks really yum yum would definitely try it this week..Thanks chy God bless you..

April 18, 2017
William
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I prefer chicken livers. It’s a nice idea.

April 27, 2017
Edogbanya Gloria
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Thanks for sharing, I will try it

June 14, 2017
Hajjy
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Nice one Chy, I really like this. I will surely try it for my family.

June 19, 2017
Adanna
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Thanks a lot. Really helped me

June 21, 2017
Glorisky
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Wow am gonna try this at home, thanks.

July 13, 2017
Cash
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Very amazing dish tried it nd it was wow
Delicious, I love gizdodo.

July 20, 2017
Anna
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this gizdodo looks delicious,I am actually salivating. I am going to prepare it. tnk for d recipe

August 21, 2017
Blessing
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Wow! So delicious. I love this Gizzdodo

August 30, 2017
Ajah Cynthia
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This is superb. I shall prepare it. Chy, God bless you.

September 15, 2017
Tosin
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I just tried this now it came out great , at first I thought the dodo was sticking but it came out delicious and looks exactly like this picture thanks a lot ❀️

September 30, 2017
Fatimo
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Thank you very much for this amazing recipe.you are doing a great work !!

August 20, 2018
Amaka okey
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Thanks chy will try this weekend

August 24, 2018
Gloria chudiebere
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Wow, it’s just great and sumptuous

May 10, 2019
Ade
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I tried it for the first time tonight and served it with white rice. My mother in law ate to her fill. My husband enjoyed it so much that he told me not to disturb his meal because I wa trying to talk to him. This turned out good. Thanks.

October 6, 2019
Blessing Gbenebode
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5 stars
Wow m getting dis done asapπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ˜ŠπŸ’“πŸ’“

March 26, 2020
Sylvia
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5 stars
Wow this is amazing, I will sure try this out. Thanks a lot.

October 20, 2020

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