Asun ( smoked Goat Meat) – Asun literarily means smoked is a very popular delicacy in Nigerian parties and get-togethers. In fact, this is not the only party Meat recipe that we have in Nigeria, we also have the stick Meat as well and a ton of other Meat recipes as well.
Asun is part of the food recipes we usually refer to as small chops because it’s already cut into bite-size which makes it easy to just throw it into your mouth and enjoy. It is made with Goat meat which is pit-smoked or smoked on a barbecue grill, it’s then stirred in a chopped or roughly blended spicy pepper.
In this recipe, I will be recreating the smoky taste of Asun without the use of a barbecue grill.
Asun (Smoked Goat Meat)
- 1 Lb Goat Meat Boneless with the skin on
- Salt To Taste
- 1 Bouillon Cube
- 1.5 Onions Diced
- 1 Red Bell Pepper Med Size
- Habanero To Taste
- Little Water To boil the meat
- 1 Tsp Paprika Smoked
- 2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
- Serving suggestions: Serve hot warm or cold
- Cut the Goat Meat into bite size and wash it thoroughly.
- Add the Meat, salt Bullion Cube(s), half of the diced Onions and a little water then stir it all together and leave it to boil until it's about 80 percent done
- Lay out the Meat into the baking pan and place it in a 350°F preheated oven for about 20 to 30 minutes or till it's browned to your satisfaction.
- Chop the Bell peppers, Habanero, and the remaining Onions and set aside.
- Add the Vegetable Oil into a Pan together with the diced peppers and Onions.
- Stir-fry for a few seconds then turns off the cooker because we still want to retain the crunch in the peppers and onions.
- Stir in the Goat meat (adjust for seasoning) and place a small metallic/stainless steel bowl in the middle of the pan.
- Heat up a charcoal on your stove top until it's hot and red, then carefully use a pair or thongs or a spoon to lift the charcoal inside the metallic/stainless steel bowl, immediately pour about 1 tablespoon of oil over the coal and cover up the pan immediately, then leave it covered until all the smoke is gone.
- open up the pan and enjoy the aroma of a freshly smoked Asun without the Grill.
- Serve over a plate of Rice, eat as is or serve or eat as desired.