If you’ve been thinking about trying Tassot for the first time, here is a great and simple recipe from Creative Pot . Tassot is a popular Haitian meat dish, traditionally made with goat, however, this can be substituted with beef. This recipe was made with lamb, as it is quite similar in flavour to goat.
Tassot is usually served with Sauce Ti Malice (a spicy sauce), fried plantains and Diri Et Pois Coles (rice and beans) or Diri Jon Jon (mushroom rice).
700g lamb or goat chops, trimmed of fat and bones and cut into cubes
2 small onions, finely chopped
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp salt
sunflower oil for deep frying
1. Place meat in a non-metal bowl together with the onions, orange and lemon juice. Gently massage the juices and onions into the meat so that the maximum flavour can be absorbed, then cover and leave to marinate in the fridge for 4 – 8 hours.
2. Transfer meat (with juices & onion) to a saucepan, cover with water and heat to boiling point. Reduce heat, cover and let simmer until meat is cooked through and soft. Be careful not to cook over too high heat as this will make the meat tough.
3. Heat oil in a frying pan until a cube of bread browns within seconds, then add meat and fry until crisp and browned on the outside. This will go very quickly – a few seconds and the meat will be done.
Nutritional info (per serving): Calories 517.2, Total fat 37.3g, Saturated fat 16.1 g, Polyunsaturated fat 3.0 g, Monounsaturated fat 15.3 g, Cholesterol 149.5 mg, Sodium 974.3 mg, Potassium 520.4 mg, Total carbohydrate 7.5 g, Dietary fiber 0.8 g, Sugars 3.1 g, Protein 36.2g
Good source of: Vitamin B12 58.0 %, Niacin 56.6 %, Selenium 55.7 %, Zinc 36.4 %, Vitamin C 32.5 %, Phosphorus 29.9%