Ghanaian kyinkyinga kebabs

Pronounced “chi-ching-ga”, this street-food dish of beef kebabs with a spicy peanut sauce/rub is a Ghanaian must-have.

Under 45 minutes

(+ marinating time)

Serves 4-6

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Ingredients:

Spice mix:

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup (250ml) peanuts, roasted
  • 2 tsp (10ml) cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp (3ml) smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp (5ml) ground ginger
  • 1 tsp (5ml) ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp (3ml) ground cloves
  • ½ tsp (3ml) ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp (5ml) coarse salt

 

  • 1kg beef rump, cubed
  • 2 Tbsp (30ml) canola or olive oil
  • 2-3 mixed bell peppers, cut into chunks
  • 2 red onions, quartered

 

Method

  1. Blitz spice mix ingredients in a food processor until well-combined.
  2. Toss beef in oil and spice mix to coat well.
  3. Marinate for 1-2 hours or preferably overnight.
  4. Thread beef onto skewers (presoaked in water to avoid burning), alternating with peppers and red onions.
  5. Braai over hot coals for 3-4 minutes, basting frequently with remaining marinade.
  6. Serve immediately.

 

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