• Omena is a Kenyan meal enjoyed by most people from the lakeside or coastal region.
• Make your Omena less bitter with these simple steps
Omena is a Kenyan meal enjoyed by most people from the lakeside or coastal region.
It is often identified with its silvery nature.
Omena usually has a bitter taste especially when you don’t cook them properly.
Here is how to make the bitter taste go away:
Make sure you wash or soak your Omena in hot water for at least 5 minutes, to remove any dirt residue.
When the water is too dirty, repeat the process until the water is almost clear.
Then, squeeze off any excess water before transferring it to a clean container.
The warm water removes the dirt and smell, so boil for 4 minutes to eliminate the bitter taste.
To save you the hustle, you can buy packaged omena in the supermarket or a nearby Soko.
- Vegetable oil
- Salt, black pepper to taste
- Tomatoes, diced
- Corriander, chopped
- Onions, chopped
- Garlic, Crushed
Heat oil in a sufuria over medium heat and add onions. Fry them until golden brown.
Add in tomatoes and stir until they are tender and crushed. Add salt and black pepper to your desired taste.
Add in the Omena, mix well, cover and cook for 4 minutes.
Step 4 (Optional)
Add in the chopped coriander leaves and stir for one minute.
Remove from heat and serve over cold water, squeeze lemon and enjoy!
Serve with Ugali, rice, spinach, managu or desired greens.