• 1 Pound Goat Meat (With the skin)
• 7 Scotch Bonnet Pepper « Ata Rodo »
• 3 Green bell pepper (Traditionally not added but these days it is)
• 2 seasoning cubes
• 1/2 cup vegetable oil
• 2 medium sized Onion
• 5 cloves Garlic
• Salt to taste
Step 1: Pound or Blend about 4 scotch bonnet pepper and 1 onion together into a smooth paste. Chop the remaining scotch bonnet and onion and green pepper together, then set aside. Typically when the pepper is pounded, you’d still see the seeds.
Place the washed goat Goat meat in a bowl. Add salt to taste, garlic, scotch bonnet pepper and onion blend with crushed seasoning cube. Mix to combine then place in the fridge. Leave to stand overnight. Place the marinated goat meat on a pre-heated grilling rack. Brush some vegetable oil over it and leave to grill while turning it constantly. If you don’t have a grill, you can also use an oven. Pre-heat the oven, Grease a pan with vegetable oil and place the goat meat from the night before in the pan and place in oven for 45-50 minutes.
Wash the goat meat and place in a pot. Add salt to taste, garlic, scotch bonnet pepper and onion blend with crushed seasoning cube. Add a little water then leave to cook for about 25 minutes making sure all the stock is absorbed. Transfer the cooked meat to a grill, brush some oil over it and leave to grill further on both sides while turning it constantly. This is to ensure it’s well cooked and dries up.
Step 3: Check to see if goat meat is soft then take it out and chop into smaller bite sizes with a knife.
Step 4: Pour the remaining oil in a frying pan. Add the chopped scotch bonnet, onion and green pepper that was set aside, leave to fry for about 1 minute. Add the chopped spiced goat meat into the pan. you can sprinkle extra seasoning and salt to taste if necessary. Toss everything together and stir-fry till it drys up.
Your Asun is ready. Turn off the burner and serve alone as an appetizer or as a side with rice, boiled/roasted plantain or yam.
Basic Ghanaian Gravy
- 2medium onions, diced
- 8tomatoes, Romas preferred
- 1⁄2cup vegetable oil
- 1teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1teaspoon seasoning salt
- 1⁄2teaspoon thyme
- 1green pepper, diced (optional)
- Heat oil in frying pan and saute onions until soft, but not brown.
- Add tomatoes, cayenne pepper, seasoning salt and thyme (plus green pepper is using).
- Fry for 30 minutes until tomatoes are soft and deep red in color.
Source : www.geniuskitchen.com
Domada (Gambian Peanut Stew)
The national dish of Gambia. A thick, saucy stew served over rice.
: The Daring Gourmet, www.daringgourmet.com
- 1 lb beef steak or 1 lb chicken breast, cut into ½ inch chunks (or use bone-in chicken pieces and simmer them in the sauce; once cooked leave the pieces whole or remove the meat from the bones and add it back to the stew.)
- 1 large onion, diced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 Roma tomatoes, diced
- ½ can (3 oz) tomato paste
- ¾ cup natural, unsweetened peanut butter
- 4 Maggi or Knorr tomato bouillon cubes
- 3 cups water
- Scotch bonnet chilies, diced, according to heat preference
- 4 cups pumpkin or sweet potato, diced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat the oil in large Dutch oven. Saute the onions until golden. Add the beef and garlic and continue to sauté until the beef is no longer pink. Add the tomatoes and cook for 3 minutes. Add the tomato paste, chilies, peanut butter and stir to combine. Add the water and bouillon cubes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add squash, cover, and continue to cook for 35-40 minutes or until the pumpkin is tender, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper.
- Serve hot with rice. This stew tastes even better the next day.
How to cook Nigerian Jollof Rice
· Red Pepper (Tatase)
· Plum Tomato
· Fresh Tomatoes
· Scotch Bonnet (Rodo)
· Knorr Cubes
· Tomato Puree
· Jollof Rice Seasoning
· Knorr Aromat Seasoning
· Vegetable Oil
· All Purpose Seasoning
· Mixed Herbs
· Easy Cook Long Grain Rice
· Heat the Vegetable oil in a pot for 5-6 minutes, you need this piping hot.
· Blend the plum tomatoes, onion, scotch bonnet, red pepper together and add it to the piping hot vegetable oil.
· Season the mixture in the pot with Knorr cubes, Jollof rice seasoning, all purpose seasoning, mixed herbs, Aromat seasoning and salt, then stir in.
· Leave to fry for 15 minutes.
· After 15 minutes, add the washed rice, then the tomato puree and mix together.
· Add the bay leaves for aroma; this gives the meal a unique taste too.
· Add a small quantity of water, you don’t need a lot as the rice needs to steam cook.
· Leave to steam cook on low-medium heat for 20-30 minutes.
· Add fresh tomatoes and onions to garnish and leave to cook for another 5 minutes. Great job!
Source : www.nigerianfoodchannel.com