Image result for griotSkill Level: Medium

Cuisine: Traditional

Course: Lunch

Portions: 6 Portions

Time: 2hs

Tasso is beef or goat meat cut into cubes/pieces while griot is pork meat, marinated and deep fried. Tasso or Griot are very similar and a very popular dish. Is best paired with bannan peze (fried plantain) or pikliz with diri ak pwa (beans and rice).

Ingredients for Tasso/Griot (fried beef/goat.pork):

  • 1.5 lb of beef or goat or Pork
  • 1 hot pepper
  • 1 tsp of parsley
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1 tsp of thyme
  • 1/2 tsp of rosemary
  • 1 tsp of Adobo or seasoning salt
  • 2 tsp of Epis (Spice mix)
  • 1 lime
  • 1 orange
  1. Cut the meat into medium pieces.
  2. Wash thoroughly with the lime and/or sour orange juice.
  3. Season well with Adobo seasoning salt, rosemary, thyme, parsley, garlic powder, pepper, epis and let marinate for the rest of the night.
  4. In a saucepan, cover meat with water and boil over medium-high heat until water evaporates.
  5. Stirring occasionally, continue to cook until meat is tender. (A little secret, I add a half of spoon of baking soda to the water to soften the meat)
  6. Remove the meat and set aside.
  7. In a skillet, heat oil and fry each side of the meat to brown evenly.(Another little secret, I add a half of spoon of epis to the oil while frying the meat, this will enhance the flavor of your Dish)
  8. Serve hot with bannan peze and/or diri ak pwa.

Bon Appétit!