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Marinated Broccolini with Suya Spice- Ghana

In this Ghanian-inspired side dish, broccolini is marinated in a flavourful Suya spice blend, then roasted till tender and topped with crushed peanuts and caramelized onion.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Resting Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins



  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 garlic clove (crushed)
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley (roughly chopped)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • 200 g 7 oz bunch of broccolini
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup peanuts (roasted and crushed)


  • In a food processor, blend together all ingredients for the marinade until smooth paste has formed.
  • Place broccolini in oven-safe dish and pour over marinade, making sure each piece is thoroughly coated. Cover and leave to marinate in the fridge for at least an hour.
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 180˚C (360˚F).
  • Take broccolini dish out of the fridge, place into oven and cook for 20 minutes or until tender.
  • While broccolini is cooking, heat olive oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 5 or so minutes, stirring regularly, until onion is turning translucent. Add brown sugar and cook for another 5 minutes until onion is caramelized.
  • Once broccolini is cooked, remove from oven, top with caramelized onions and crushed peanuts and serve immediately.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine African, Ghanaian
Keyword broccoli, Gluten-free, Healthy, peanuts, spice blend, spices, Vegan, vegetables, Vegetarian