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ASUN SANDWICH
By Atim Ukoh- Afrolems

Asun sandwich is a recipe that has been on my mind for a long time. What inspired this recipe was my visit to one of my favourite spots in Toronto called Banh Mi Boys. They had the best sandwiches and I always wondered made it so nice. I finally came to the realisation that it had to do with the sweet and spicy flavour of the sandwich.
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They always had the best seasoned pork belly or fried chicken filling for their sandwiches. It was served in a bao bun which was also sweet so it made it more interesting. I will try to upload a recipe for the bao bun one of these days but for now, I got a regular bun to serve this in. You can also use agege bread as your bread of choice for this sandwich. The chewier the better. 


One thing I did to make my sandwich more interesting was to boil the carrots for about 2-4 minutes in vinegar, sugar and salt the day before and I soaked it overnight in that juice. It gave the sandwich an interesting kick. This process is not compulsory but it makes for a great sandwich. Another thing you can do would be to caramelise the onions before using it. What that means is stir frying the onions till slightly brown on medium heat. These are all options to consider to make your sandwich juicier but remember you don’t have to do any of them.


Enjoy the recipe.


 


RECIPE FOR ASUN SANDWICH


 


INGREDIENTS


2 Cups of Roasted Goat Meat (Chopped)


3 Red scotch bonnet peppers (Coarsely blended)


2 green scotch bonnet peppers (Coarsely blended)


1 bulb of Onions


1.5 Chicken Seasoning Cubes


2 Bread Buns


1/2 Cup of Shredded Carrots


1 Tablespoon of Salad Cream


1 Tablespoon of Ketchup


1/2 cup of water


 


METHOD


In a hot pan on medium heat, add the already roasted goat meat and stir fry.


Pour some water to the asun and cover the pan and allow the meat cook.


Add the peppers and half of the onions and stir fry.


Sprinkle the chicken seasoning cube over the asun and add a little bit of water and reduce the heat and cover the pan.


Check for when water is dried up and add a little bit more and stir the asun for another 5 minutes.


In a plate, combine the salad cream with ketchup and set aside.


Divide your bun into two, smear the salad cream – ketchup mix on the bun, add your onion slices, carrot, pepper blend if left over and your asun and your sandwich is ready.


Serve your asun sandwich with fries or eat as a standalone meal. 

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