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Asun Recipe – How to Make Asun Meat | Peppered Goat Meat
It’s important to be healthy and this delicious Asun recipe (peppered goat meat) is just a perfect meal for you.
Moreover, are you looking for some good tasty recipes that are high in protein and low in cholesterol? Asun spicy meat is that perfect dish with fried plantain.
Homemade peppered goat meat Asun can also be prepared just like our peppered snails or Peppered Gizzard (Gizdodo). It is a recipe your family will enjoy without necessarily waiting to attend a party.
When you are tired of eating fried goat meat, goat meat pepper soup, or roasted beef, Peppered Goat Meat Asun, is a very good alternative. You won’t get bored when combining it with the correct ingredient.
Basically, the boiling and then grilling of the beef takes a little time, while some prefer roasted /smoked Goat Meat in making Asun.
What is Asun?
Asun is a well-known Yoruba delicacy is made up of the most delectable grilled/smoke barbecued spicy chunks of goat meat garnished with onions; scotch bonnet pepper (Atarodo), Green or red bell peppers, and salt in Nigeria.
Without Asun, Yoruba owambe party is incomplete. It’s a finger-licking Nigerian Small Chops popularly served in parties as an appetizer with other finger foods.
Similarly, for those that love outdoor games, hanging with friends relaxing in beer parlour; Asun meat is common finger food served alongside a bottle of beer, wine, soft drink, or palm wine. You can as well go for Sisiyemmie Shaki Asun Toasties.
The Health Benefits of Goat Meat
In Africa, Asia, Europe, and other nations, goat meat is quite popular, but not so much in the United States, where chicken, beef, and pork thrive more.
Goat meat is also low in saturated fat, which is important for a low-carb diet, and it’s a good source of protein.
Surprisingly, goat meat is far healthier than beef, despite the fact that many people are unaware of this. Chicken, Beef, lamb, and pork all have more calories, but it also offers higher iron and protein.
Some people dislike goat meat because it is tough and difficult to cook, yet knowing how to prepare goat meat is essential to enjoy its rich tastes.
Slow cooking softens the muscle tissue and makes it easier to consume because it is usually rough due to its leanness.
How to Get Rid of the Smell of Goat Meat
Because my Grandpa rears Goat that’s how I got to know the billy (male) goats, popularly called Nwampi in Igbo language stink like hell! Virtually every alternate day’s Grandpa always sends us to clean the Goathouse (loafing shed). Unfortunately, this also applies to the meat, so if you eat a male goat, expect it to smell much compare to the female goat that doesn’t stink much.
Wash it thoroughly with saltwater and marinate it overnight to allow the marinade’s spices and tastes to penetrate the fleshly meat and neutralize the goat meat’s smell.
How to Make Asun Recipe – Peppered Goat Meat Recipe
Just like I said earlier boiling and then frying or grilling of the beef takes a little time, while some prefer roasted /smoked Goat Meat in making Asun. Whichever method sounds great and turn out beautiful and delicious; ingredients and cooking procedure are listed below:
- 1 kg Goat meat (cut with skin)
- ½ cup habanero peppers (Atarodo)
- 1 medium size onion
- 2-3 stock cubes
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- ½ tsp garlic
- 1 teaspoon curry
- 1 cooking spoon of vegetable oil
- 1 green or red bell pepper (Optional)
- Salt to taste
- Fried plantain
- Pepper sauce
How to Marinate Goat Meat (Asun)
First of all, ensure you cut the meat into chunks with some goat skin. Actually, the skin is what makes up Asun.
Secondly, wash and transfer into a bowl, thereafter, add your curry, garlic, stock cubes, salt, and thyme. Simply add any other spices and ingredients of your choice to marinate meat.
Thirdly, gently rub with your hands to Mix the goat meat and the spices.
Next is to cover your bowl with a thin film (nylon). Transfer into the fridge and leave/allow to marinate for about 1 hour; if you have enough time make it overnight.
Assuming there is no time for marinating beef, then skip the marinating process because it’s completely optional and just go straight and cook the goat meat.
Instructions – How to Make Asun Peppered Goat Meat
- Transfer the meat into a cooking pot, pour enough water into meat, then add just half chunk slices of onion and cook on medium heat; cook for about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
- Cook until the goat meat is soft and tender and well cooked, remove from the goat meat stock into an oven rack place the goat meat flat, and start grilling, smoking, or fry with vegetable oil until golden brown. (Whichever way you prefer).
- Roughly blend red or green bell pepper, habanero peppers (scotch bonnet peppers), and half onions.
- Finally, heat up a little amount of vegetable oil in a wok. Add onion and stir fry, then the chopped peppers and the grilled goat meat. Use a pan (frying pan) assuming you don’t have a wok as an alternative.
- Stir fry the goat meat and pepper sauce for about 3-5 minutes, taste for salt before taking it off the heat.
Serve your Asun peppered goat meat with fried plantain and tomato sauce.