Suya pepper

Suya Pepper_final
Name: Suya
Eaten in: West Africa
Foodie: Linda

If you need an original flavorful rub to add a spicy touch to your grilled meats, try this West-African suya pepper.  The mix of groundnuts (use West-African ones if you can, they have a unique earthy touch), chili and salt provides some texture and piquant to the meat.

Suya Pepper

Serves 2
Prep time 15 minutes
Meal type Condiment
Misc Pre-preparable
Occasion Barbecue


  • 3 teaspoons finely ground roasted peanuts
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper or red pepper or red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder


1. Grind the peanuts, make sure not to grind them into a paste
Add the other spices in ( For really spicy hot suya, use more cayenne pepper; for a milder dish, substitute paprika for some (or all) of the cayenne pepper)
2. Mix well

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