Suya from scratch

I visited 9jafoodie and we spent a little time trying to decide between baking something and making suya.

Suya won by a landslide (obviously). We looked up a few recipes online, made a list and went shopping.

Spices for Suya

Suya Spices

Mixing it Up

Mixed Suya Spices

Suya Meat

Suya Meat Ready for the Oven

A few moments later…

Suya Meat


 Tasted better than we had anticipated. Must have been the 9jafoodie magic all I know is my head was sweating from the spices.

UPDATE: Suya Spice Mix Here!

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By |February 19th, 2012|27 Comments


  1. Anonymous March 26, 2014 at 9:33 am - Reply

    what cut of beef would you suggest? i just used a brisket based on your pictures. thanks!

  2. Anonymous March 9, 2014 at 8:27 am - Reply

    when i made this, the meat kind of wetly stuck to the spice mix, like it was soggy and not crisp like i anticipated. any solution for this? thanks!

    • e__victor
      e__victor March 9, 2014 at 10:28 am - Reply

      Did you oven roast it? You can try using a fattier cut of beef, cutting your slices thinner and roasting at higher temperature.

  3. JazzFest August 24, 2012 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    Is there a recipe for the suya spice mix? I didn’t see it posted.

  4. princessnkem July 21, 2012 at 2:08 pm - Reply

    I would love to make this! Recipe please!

  5. MonqiueO June 3, 2012 at 4:57 pm - Reply

    Pls kindly post the recipe ^^

  6. Cynthia April 16, 2012 at 9:46 am - Reply

    Nice work but where is the recipe? What of the names of the spices?

    • e__victor
      e__victor April 16, 2012 at 9:22 pm - Reply

      The recipe isn’t mine. 9jafoodie will post it soon.

  7. Lue February 20, 2012 at 6:00 am - Reply

    pls, we need a recipe………it looks yummy plus ive been dyin to know how its really done

    • e__victor
      e__victor February 21, 2012 at 6:50 pm - Reply

      9jafoodie is in charge of recipes and will have one up soon 🙂

  8. NikkiSho February 19, 2012 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    Patiently waiting for the recipe!!! the result looks really yummy!

  9. Cannime February 19, 2012 at 2:48 pm - Reply


  10. Myne Whitman February 19, 2012 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    Where’s the recipe? That looks so inviting, can you ship some over?

    • e__victor
      e__victor February 19, 2012 at 2:16 pm - Reply

      hahah The ship sailed a long time ago 🙂

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie February 19, 2012 at 6:03 pm - Reply

      Ms Myne…. we will ship finished product for the right I will do a recipe update on MAC soonest.

  11. Sasa February 19, 2012 at 11:29 am - Reply

    I miss home! There is this guy that prepares and sells suya beside my home in Abuja, I promise yours looks like his and looks as good and yummy!! Well done guys!

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie February 19, 2012 at 11:49 am - Reply

      Yeiiiii!!!!! seal of approval! Thanks Sasa 🙂

    • e__victor
      e__victor February 19, 2012 at 12:24 pm - Reply

      Sasa you have your own personal suya man?! hahah you’re not easy.

      • Sasa February 21, 2012 at 8:23 am - Reply

        LMAO! I wish! The guy’s suya is too mad! If you don’t call to book yours you won’t get any. We get my dad to call him to reserve some for us because if we “small children” call he won’t answer us! You should see the cars that park beside his place everyday.

  12. missedoho February 19, 2012 at 10:09 am - Reply

    i shud definately visit soon. 😀

  13. 9jafoodie
    9jafoodie February 19, 2012 at 9:46 am - Reply

    This was Epic, our spice mix needs an award.

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