Watamu means: “The place of the Sweet People”
It is a small village on the Indian Ocean North of Mombasa.
Watamu Beach boasts a stretch of one of Africa’s most beautiful coastlines. White sands, clear blue water and a coral reef with unique marine life – a little paradise.
Here is one of our favorite recipes from Watamu.
1 kg medium sized prawns, peeled and cleaned.
(We buy them fresh from the fishermen but frozen ones will do).
- Salt the prawns lightly, add the juice of one lime and refrigerate for 30 minutes or so.
- 3 peeled and chopped tomatoes
- 1 clove garlic crushed
- ½ onion chopped
Lightly sauté all the above in some olive oil and add:
- 1 small can tomato paste
- 2tbs of Tomato Ketchup
- 1 shot of Tabasco
- ½ a beef cube dissolved in a little orange juice
Simmer all for a few minutes.
Add the prawns and simmer for 5 – 6 minutes
Serve in a coconut shell with Nan bread or rice on the side.