Asun has always been one of the things i wished i could make at home myself simply because I didn’t always want to make trips to the restaurant just to buy Asun at ridiculous prices and in small quantities.
So it was with great joy i accepted when my Friend’s mum offered to teach me how to make it. They had an outdoor Bbq grill which she used to grill the meat first before cooking. I watched and took notes because i knew i was definitely going to try it out. I tried it for the first time and i was absolutely blown away, just because i had been spending all that money to get very little quantity when i could just do it at home and satisfy myself to the fullest. After that day it was a wrap for me, if i want Asun, I make Asun!LOL. After making such discovery i had to share with you guys.
I used an indoor electric grill (because that’s what i have), which helped infuse my ‘smoke’ into the meat as it was slow roasted. That flavour is key to making authentic Asun, however, you can skip it if you haven’t got an open flame to grill with. Also, if you are thinking of using an oven, it wont really give it that “smokeyness” that Asun requires,but you can try.
I know this recipe will come in really handy for those people in diaspora who can’t just go to the nearest restaurants or Asun spot to buy some, so, you’re welcome. Do try this out, I’d love to hear all about it. Here’s the recipe, slightly modified.
600g Boneless Goat Meat
2 Tbsp Cooking Oil
6 Large Habanero Peppers
1 Med Onion
2 Stock Cubes
1/2 Tsp Salt
- Set up grill to roast the Goat meat. Place Goat meat on the hot grill, put some oil on the Meat. Let the meat grill on all sides till they are “brown-ish”. The goal is not to cook the meat fully at this stage.
- Cut the Goat Meat into bite size pieces.
- Roughly chop the pepper in a food processor.
- Put the Meat into a pot to finish the cooking. Add in the blended pepper, stock cubes and a little salt. Add some water (just enough to steam the meat) then cover the pot tightly. Allow to steam for 40 minutes.
- Add in onions and allow to cook with the Asun for about a minute and your Asun is ready.
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 1 Hour
Total Time: 1 Hour 5 Minutes
Source: The Kitchen Muse