Kenyan Feast

I lived in Nairobi for 5 years, had a little cafe and catering company there, and met my Dutch love there. This menu is my favourite Kenyan dishes, I hope you enjoy as much as I do.

Feta Coriander Samosa

Famous starter at Talisman, what was the best restaurant in Nairobi when I was there. I was a guest chef for two weeks and they showed me how to make their signature samosa.

To reheat:

  • Oven: Heat in a 200deg hot oven until crispy and golden
  • Airfry: 200deg for 5 minutes or until crispy and golden
  • Millionaire treatment: or for best results deep-fry with the millions of dollars of oil you are hoarding.

Kachumbari

A classic salad – whether its served street side on a boiled egg, made fresh on a dhow during a beach trip or alongside your steak at a fancy restaurant. This always includes tomato, onion and coriander, extras are optional.

Sukuma Wiki

Sukuma Wiki is Swahili for ‘push the week’, kale is a staple food in Kenya. Boerenkool cooked with onion, tomato, and mild spices.

To reheat: Microwave or Heat in a saucepan with a splash of water and the lid on

Swahili Curry

The Kenyan coast is a wonderful mix; native tribes influenced by Arabic trade and Indian settlement. The food is coconut and seafood-rich, and I’d always seek out a Swahili curry on my first day at the coast. Coastal people eat a lot more spice than those in Nairobi with green chilies (pilipili) featuring in most dishes.

To reheat: Gently heat in a pan with the lid on so it doesn’t dry out or overcook the fish, or use the reheat setting on your microwave.

Coconut Rice

Coconut Macaroons with lemon and passionfruit curd

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