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Asun Recipe

Updated: Apr 19

Asun is a spicy Nigerian grilled goat meat dish that is perfect for entertaining guests or as a special treat. Here's a detailed recipe for asun that is easy to follow:


  • 2 pounds of goat meat, cut into small pieces

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon of ginger, grated

  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

  • 2 teaspoons of dried thyme

  • 2 teaspoons of cayenne pepper

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley

Kitchen Equipment:

  • Grill or grill pan

  • Cutting board

  • Chef's knife

  • Mixing bowl

  • Measuring spoons

  • Tongs


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the chopped onion, minced garlic, grated ginger, vegetable oil, dried thyme, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Mix well.

  2. Add the goat meat to the mixing bowl and mix well, making sure each piece is coated with the spice mixture.

  3. Cover the mixing bowl with plastic wrap and let it marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight.

  4. Preheat the grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.

  5. Using tongs, place the goat meat on the grill or grill pan and cook for about 5-7 minutes on each side or until cooked through.

  6. Transfer the grilled goat meat to a serving plate and sprinkle with chopped parsley.

Calorie Intake: Approximately 240 calories per serving (based on 6 servings)

Healthy Alternative:

  • Use skinless chicken breast instead of goat meat for a lower fat option.

  • Serve the asun with a side of mixed vegetables like bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms for added vitamins and minerals.

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Note: The other ingredients like goat meat, onion, garlic, ginger, thyme, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and parsley can be easily found at any local grocery store.

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