Cameroon Suya (pronounced SOY-YA) is a spicy beef on a stick considered to be a street food originating from the Hausa people of West Africa. It is absolutely delicious. These are typically served with onions and tomatoes on the side and a very spicy pepper sauce made from habanero’s. Suya would make a wonderful sandwich as well.
This could be served as a main dish with some rice or as an appetizer, definitely one of my new favorites as the spices are amazing along with the subtle hint of peanuts. Fair warning the pepper sauce is really spicy, I mixed mine with some mayonnaise to tone it down and it was amazing! You will love this recipe!
Suya (Spicy Beef on a Stick)
An absolutely amazing and delicious spicy recipe from Cameroon called Suya, This is definitely a family favorite.
- 2 pounds of sirloin steak or skirt steak
- ¼ cup roasted peanuts
- ½ -1 tablespoon cayenne
- 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon white pepper
- ½ - 1 tablespoon hot ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon Bouillon
- ¼ cup of vegetable oil to drizzle on the meat
- Salt to taste
- 20 Skewers
- 1 onion sliced
- 1 to mato sliced
- Soak the skewers for at least 20 minutes totally submerged in water before using it to prevent burns.
- In a medium bowl, mix garlic powder, onion power, smoked paprika, white pepper, cayenne pepper, hot ground pepper and bouillon/maggi. Place it a Ziploc bag and set aside
- Peel roasted peanuts, and then grind in a coffee grinder with skin on, until finely crushed. Do not grind the peanuts into paste. Add the ground peanuts and the oil into spice mixture.
- Slice the steak into strips and thread on a skewer
- Rub the steak skewer with spice mixture; on both sides. Marinade for at least 30 minutes
- Grill over medium high heat, until desired doneness
- Serve warm with Pepper sauce and slices of tomatoes and onions.
Here is a little video to show you how easy it is to make Suya from Cameroon. Please be sure to subscribe to my youtube channel and give it a thumbs up.