Namibian Kapana is absolutely loved all over the country.
Considered a street food, Kapana sellers work side by side in market places to bring you their delicious meats fresh off the grill.
Namibia is known for their grass fed cattle who graze on the fresh Savannah grasses and shrubs.
They cook the meat, a variety of cuts often beef, lamb or other types of game.
It is typically cooked over charcoal on a metal grill.
When the meat is cooked to perfection you can take a piece right off the grill and dip in a box of chili powder and salt.
It is also served with a delicious salsa type sauce that is made of tomatoes, onions, chilies, vinegar and oil. The combination of flavors is excellent.
For this recipe I used beef flat meat and it was superb.
This is also known as a hangover cure and is often enjoyed with a Namibian beer.
This is typically considered a snack and therefore was how we began out International Cuisine Namibian feast.
Namibian Kapana (Street Food)
- 1 lb flat meat or any other meat you like on the grill
- 2 Tablespoons chili powder
- 2 Tablespoon salt
- For the salsa/sauce
- 2 Tomatoes chopped finely
- 1 onion chopped finely
- 1 chili pepper according to your heat preference chopped finely
- 1 Tablespoon oil
- 1/2 Tablespoon vinegar
- To be authentic the meat should be cooked over charcoal but a gas grill will also work
- Cook the meat until desired doneness
- Cut into small bite size pieces
- Serve with chili pepper and salt for dipping
- Combine the salsa/sauce ingredients and mix well
- Add salt to taste.
- Note the meat is often served in a newspaper on the streets of Namibia