Asun (Nigerian smoked Goat Meat) – Asun literarilly 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 re- creating the smoky taste of Asun without the use of a barbecue grill.
Asun (Nigerian Smoked Goat Meat)
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
- 1 Lb Boneless Goat Meat – with the skin on
- Salt To Taste
- Bouillon Cube (1-2 cubes)
- Diced Onions (1-1/2)
- 1 Red Bell Pepper ( Med Size)
- Habanero To Taste
- Little Water (To boil the meat)
- 1 Tsp Smoked Paprika
- 2 Tbsp of 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 turn 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.