Nigerian Peppered Meat


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Peppered ponmo and Turkey

Have you guys noticed that there has been some sort of theme with our recipes this year? January were more innovative recipes, February was dedicated to healthier recipes and march is all about proteins. We have shared some great chicken, beans and fish recipes so far this month.  This is the last of the meat recipes nation, I hope you have enjoyed all of them. It appears the fan favorite so far has to be a toss up between the jerk chicken and  spicy chicken recipe, my personal favorite is the grilled croaker fish recipe.

I have for you today my peppered meat recipe with a focus on turkey. This is somewhat of a local delicacy in Nigeria, If you ever visit bukas, they display this style of sauced meat in standing glass cases for sale. This style of meat is usually paired with alcoholic drinks to serve. You can serve this with garri, malt or simply enjoy this deliciousness by itself.  I am sticking with the local tradition of deep frying the meat, feel free to bake the meat as a much healthier option.

Peppered Turkey

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Serves: 12

This recipe can also be modified for peppered beef or peppered snail. They all follow the same cooking concept. You can also do a mix of proteins instead of just turkey 🙂
Boiled Turkey
  • Turkey wings - 12
  • Salt - to taste
  • Maggi - 3 cubes
  • Thyme - 1 tablespoon
  • ½ medium onion
  • Black pepper - 1 teaspoon
Sauce Mix
  • Large onion
  • 3 Red bell peppers (Tatashe)
  • 1-2 hot peppers( Rodo or shombo)
To Prepare
  • Maggi - 1 cube
  • Curry - 1 teaspoon
  • Salt - to taste
  • Other: Oil for deep frying
  1. Start by combining all ingredients listed for boiled turkey in a large pot. Cook without added water on low-medium heat for 23-30 minutes . Drain to remove residual fluid
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  3. While turkey is being boiled. chop all sauce ingredients and pulse in a blender or food processor to a coarse consistency. set aside
  4. Add oil to a large pot and place on medium - high heat (or use your electric deep fryer). fry boiled turkey until golden. Remove from oil and set aside
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  6. Heat up a cooking spoon of oil in a large pan. add in pepper mix and stir fry until fragrant (2-3 minutes). Add in seasoning cube, curry and salt. Stir to combine. Taste and adjust for seasoning.
  7. Add fried turkey into the sauce . Stir to combine. Cover pan and leave to simmer on low-medium heat for 10-15 minutes.
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By |March 25th, 2015|25 Comments


  1. hazel February 23, 2017 at 2:22 am - Reply

    Sorry, am to cook the turkey without adding water, just seasoning it.

  2. Tonia September 11, 2016 at 8:19 am - Reply

    Nice work dear. Please can you give suggestions on recipes that can help in weight loss, thank you

  3. bimbo March 21, 2016 at 4:54 am - Reply

    love this recipe. Do i need to fry the snail too?

  4. vicky September 23, 2015 at 7:00 am - Reply

    Keep on the gud work.

  5. dee April 28, 2015 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    I wil try it out, i love peppered meat. Tnx a lot

  6. lara April 18, 2015 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    Omg..i love you. Well done.

  7. gbemi April 8, 2015 at 11:48 pm - Reply

    Nice one I so much love it.

  8. Yomi March 26, 2015 at 3:14 am - Reply

    But there is Pomo in this dish. You didn’t mention it all during preparation. Can I use Pomo and other meats as I don’t currently have turkey.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie March 26, 2015 at 10:48 am - Reply

      Hahahha.. You didn’t read my little Yes, you can modify it with any type of meat.

  9. Ay March 26, 2015 at 2:53 am - Reply

    Lovely, easy to follow recipe. Please, where can I get live turkey in Lagos?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie March 26, 2015 at 10:49 am - Reply

      Live? I wouldn’t know dear. Help anyone?

  10. chioma March 25, 2015 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    Luvly,tnx 4 d recipe

  11. Sade March 25, 2015 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    Where can i find the receipe for rice and beans stew that u made? Can u repost it thanks.

  12. Ogiriki Lydia March 25, 2015 at 10:18 am - Reply

    sweet l luv it.can u post it to my facebook page

  13. shwanty March 25, 2015 at 9:09 am - Reply

    Pls what’s black pepper? And what can be used in replacing it?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie March 25, 2015 at 9:57 am - Reply

      white pepper and Cameroon pepper are good substitutes.

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