Barbecued Meat on the Street (Kariokor Nyama ya Kuchoma)

Serves     4


1¼ ‐ 1½lbs. meat of any kind, cut into 1½ ‐inch pieces (I used lamb)
1t salt
½t ground black pepper
1t red pepper flakes, or use some chipotle (about ½t for a smokier flavor)
2T sugar
1T fresh ginger, minced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1T vegetable oil


Mix all spices, salt, pepper and sugar together with the oil to form a paste. Smear the paste on the cubes
of meat. You can do this either before or after you have threaded the cubes onto skewers but either way,
it is a messy job. Place skewers of seasoned meat on a plate and cover with plastic wrap. Put in refrigerator and allow to marinate for one hour. Preheat grill to medium‐high. Cook meat on skewers for
approximately 4 minutes per side for medium‐rare. Serve warm.


Notes and Instructions

With a name like that how could I not cook this one? Street food at its best, this is similar to another classic Kenyan barbecued meat street food called “Meat on a Stick”. Gotta love it. Spicy, salty and sweet. If you don’t like heat add less pepper.



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