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By Damilola Faustino

Asun is a grilled, spicy and peppered goat meat. It is a popular delicacy among the Yorubas but has traversed the entire country. What’s an owambe (Nigerian parties) without asun. If you love what you eat at parties, you can also prepare same at home.



  • Goat meat (cut with the skin)
  • Habanero peppers
  • Onion
  • Thyme, seasoning and salt
  • Vegetable oil
  • Black pepper

Preparing the Asun

After soaking the goat meat overnight, put it in a pressure cooker.

Pour water to just half of the level of the goat meat, add the onions and start cooking at medium heat.

When the goat meat is well done, remove the onions and add salt to taste.

Increase the heat and stir constantly till all the remaining liquid in the pot is absorbed. You don’t want to lose any flavour by pouring away the goat meat stock.

Lay the goat meat flat on your oven rack.

Grill/broil in the oven at 180°C or 350°F till the meat is brown all over. You will need to turn them from time to time to avoid drying out. This takes a maximum of 15 minutes.

When the meat it well-grilled heat the vegetable oil in a dry clean pot.

Add the grilled goat meat.

Stir very well till the pepper is evenly distributed on the goat meat. The vegetable oil ensures that this happens and gives the asun a nice glow.

Serve with the vegetables.

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