Kenyan Nyama Choma is considered to be the national dish of Kenya. It literally means “roast meat” in Swahili. This dish can be found in the finest restaurants to many venders on the street. One thing is for certain wherever it is served, it is a party. The meat of choice is usually goat however beef ribs are also a favorite and what I used in the recipe. The meat is slowly cooked over coals and occasionally spritzed with a simple salt water solution. Honestly I am always amazed at how the simplest things can sometimes be the tastiest. This dish is no exception. The meat was tender, juicy and outstanding. This dish is eaten with the right hand and often served with ugali (a cornmeal porridge) or with irio, a potato, pea and corn hash which is what I chose to pair with it along with a dish called sukuma wiki. A dish made of fresh kale, tomatoes and onions. Whatever you pair it with, it is a hit! Enjoy!
Kenyan Nyama Choma (Roast Meat)
- Goat or beef meat short ribs work great about -- 2 pounds
- Oil -- 1 tablespoon
- Warm water -- 1 cup
- Kosher or sea salt -- 1 tablespoon
- Season your grill with oil.
- Get your grill going to medium heat Stir the salt into the warm water until it is fully dissolved. Put the salt solution in a spray bottle.
- Grill the meat, basting it occasionally with the salt water, until it is cooked to your liking.
- Remove the meat and serve with sukuma wiki and irio.