Almond Yaji Spice

I love suya, the flavours of meat grilling at night, the juicy fatty bits drizzling down the grill making you salivate even more,
and the extra yaji spice, when you buy the meat wrapped in old newspapers.

Suya originated from the northern part of  Nigeria, suya is thinly sliced beef in wooden skewers rubbed with yaji spice and then grilled with groudnutoil.
Yaji spice can be rubbed on meat, fish and poultry.

Suya spice is called yaji, very spicy and filled with flavour.





Peanuts are higher in carbs than almond so i  decided to make  yaji using roasted almond nuts
instead and pork rinds for extra crunch you can omit that if you prefer.     


  • 150g Almond  meal or 1 cup of Roasted almond
  • 4  Tablespoons Ginger Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Dry Pepper
  • 4 Tablespoon ground Pork rinds ( optional)
  • 2 Tablespoon paprika
  • 2  Tablespoon Onion Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon SeaSalt or Pink salt



  1. Grind roasted almond or add almond meal in a dry pan and cook until lightly brown.
  2. Mix all ingredients together, mix well.
  3. Store in a tight container in a  cool dry place.






the redness comes from the paprika.




Carbs – 55.18g

Protein – 107.68g

Fat – 140.27g


Carbs – 1.97g

Protein – 3.8g

Fat – 5g
















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    • Hi Jocelyn,
      Unfortunately no there isn’t paprika gives a distinct colour and flavour

  1. Thanks but what is pork rind and paprika can I get in powder or does it come like ginger. Thanks much

    • Hi Irene, yes paprika comes like powdered ginger but it is red,
      Pork rinds is pork skin, you can buy from most low carb stores

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