So, I spent Boxing Day with my lovely friend, Anu. She had called to inform me she would be making Asun and I was sooooo game! Anu makes the best Asun, no jokes. Thankfully, I had my camera with me, only to take photos for Instagram but I later thought to post her recipe on the blog, with her permission of course. The decision was made a tad too late so I wasn’t able to take photos of the boiling and grilling of the meats, I’m very sorry about this. I like to be very thorough with my recipes and in cases where I’m not able to provide full pictorial tutorials, I can only apologise.
Asun is typically made with Smoked Goat Meat but that’s not easy to come by in these parts so, we usually settle for raw goat meat. If you’re able to get Smoked then by all means, use it.
Asun is also made using just Scotch Bonnet peppers (Atarodo) but that only works in Nigeria. Scotch Bonnet peppers in these parts are HOT! HOT as in lethally hot, there’s just no way you’ll be able to use them solely. So, we’ll be using Sweet Bell Peppers (Tatashe) as well. If you can handle the heat of just Scotch Bonnet, please knock yourself out.
So, here it goes.
1kg Cooked and Grilled Goat meat
Scotch Bonnet (Atarodo) as much as you can tolerate
Green and Bell Peppers (Optional)
2 Large Onions
2 Knorr Chicken Cubes
Salt to Taste
Blend Coarsely or chop the Peppers you’ll be using, including an onion. Set aside.
Chop the Grilled Goat meat into bitesize chunks..
Set a Wok or Skillet on medium heat. Add the Vegetable oil. When it’s hot, add the coarsely chopped peppers and Onions and Saute. Add the seasoning and salt to taste. If you’re using bell peppers, Saute till till the pepper loses almost all it’s retained water. This should take 15 minutes roughly..
The chopped peppers seem a bit too much but it really isn’t. We made 4kg worth of Asun, had to split the meats to avoid over crowding the pan for photography sake.
Then add the Chopped Meats, stir and combine. Let this fry for 10 minutes…
Then chop the second Onion and add to the Meats, stir and combine.
Then add some more Chopped Green Peppers..
Fry till the Onions caramelise a bit, this should take roughly 5-6 minutes. Your Asun is ready…