For the Asun Recipe:
- 1kg Goat meat, some parts with the skin on (It’s better to make use of different body parts of the goat, if you can get it at the market)
- 3 Scotch bonnet Pepper/atarodo (this , you can adjust to your taste)
- 2 Medium sized Onion
- 2 Bouillon cubes/stock cube
- Salt to taste
- A Little water
- A little vegetable oil
- If you can’t stand the taste of goat meat, use lamb meat as a substitute
Before you start with your choice of Asun meat:
- Grind or chop the peppers coarsely(don’t blend it to paste) and set aside
- Chop the onions and set aside
- Preheat the smoker/grill until hot.
TIP: If you are using a charcoal grill, allow all the coals, to turn red, and stop bringing out flames. Then the grill is ready.
If using an oven grill, preheat for about 10 minutes on temperature 180ºC /350ºF.
Now let’s start cooking
(Method 1)(using a smoker&/outdoor grill)
1. Wash the meat and take out the large bones (if any). Pat dry with a paper towel.
TIP: I like to use uncut meat, because it is easier to roll over on the smoker/grill and saves time, bite sizes gives me wahala on the grill at this stage.
Place the meat in a bowl, and marinade with one crushed stock cube, a little oil and salt to taste(you can add more spices to your marinade,the oil is only added to help the spices stick to the meat).
You can also cover the meat and leave in a cool place/fridge to soak in the marinade for 1 hour, but that is optional.
2. Place the meat on the hot grill/smoker and grill one side, then turn over and do the same for the other side, until the meat is properly cooked on both sides (but not dried out).
3. Next, take out the smoked meat from the grill and cut into bite sizes (that’s if you are using uncut goat meat)
4. Place a pan on heat, add 2 tablespoonful vegetable oil; add the peppers and onions and pour in the meat pieces.
Stir fry for about 3 to 5 minutes.
Then, add a little water to help form a thin paste for the mixture and finally, add the second stock cube and salt to taste. Stirring constantly for another 3 to 5 minutes.
And the Asun is ready. Serve and enjoy.
Prep 15 m
Cook 1 h 20 m
Ready In 1 h 35 m
- Place pumpkin seeds in a blender and blend for 30 to 40 seconds or until mixture is a powdery paste. Set aside.
- Wash beef and cut into bite-size cubes. Season with salt. In large pot, heat oil over medium-high heat for 4 to 5 minutes. Add beef and saute for 3 to 5 minutes or until brown but not cooked through.
- Place tomatoes, onions, and pepper in a blender and blend for about 30 seconds or until smooth. Add tomato mixture to meat, reduce heat to medium-low, and cover. Cook for 40 to 50 minutes or until meat is tender.
- Add tomato sauce, water, and shrimp and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Add spinach and ground pumpkin seeds and continue to simmer 10 minutes more.
Zimbabwean Chicken and Vegetable Soup
Prep 30 m
Cook 1 h 30 m
Ready In 2 h
- Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large soup pot; cook and stir the onion in the hot oil until translucent, about 5 minutes. Whisk 1/2 cup of vegetable stock and the peanut butter into the onions until the mixture is smooth. Beat in remaining vegetable stock, diced tomatoes with their liquid, and crushed red pepper flakes; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low, and cook at a simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Stir in the cabbage, sweet potato, carrot, and turnip; simmer, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, about 30 more minutes. Stir in the okra and chicken and simmer until the okra is tender, about 30 additional minutes.
African Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup
Prep 20 m
Cook 55 m
Ready In 1 h 15 m
- Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Saute the onion 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Mix in the garlic, ginger, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, and cloves. Stir in the tomatoes, sweet potatoes, and carrot, and continue to cook and stir about 5 minutes.
- Pour water into the saucepan, and season the mixture with salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes.
- Remove the soup mixture from heat. In a food processor or blender, blend the soup and peanuts until almost smooth. Season with cayenne pepper. Return to the saucepan. Whisk in the peanut butter, and cook until heated through. Serve warm topped with fresh cilantro.