Ol Donyu’s Beef Kebabs


Ol Donyu’s Beef Kebabs

By 10 April, 2012

The recipe for these delicious kebabs was given to me by Anthony Nzaka, chef at Ol Donyu Wuas, a luxurious safari lodge in the Chyulu Hills, south-east Kenya. Its location is unrivalled with full views of Mt Kilimanjaro and in the path of seasonal elephant migrations. The food served at the lodge is fresh and delicious.



Fry the onion in the olive oil until soft.  Add the garlic and dried spices to the pan and fry over medium heat until fragrant, about 5 – 10 minutes.  Remove and cool.
Combine onion and spice mix with the beef, coriander leaves and salt and mix well to combine.
Mould  the meat into finger shapes and gently insert a bamboo skewer through the middle.
Place under a hot grill or on the hot plate of the BBQ, turning them after 4 minutes. Allow to cook until browned on the other side, about 4 minutes.

Note: at Ol Donyu Lodge, these are served with a Peanut Sauce: in a blender, blend 1 cup peanut butter with 1 finely chopped chilli, 1 clove chopped garlic, 1 tablespoon grated ginger and 2 tablespoons freshly chopped coriander.  Heat 1 cup coconut milk and blend until well combined.  Season to taste.  This can be made ahead and kept in the fridge - heat before serving.

I travelled to Kenya as a guest of the Kenya Tourist Board: www.magicalkenya.com





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