Do you have any idea what it feels like to live in the middle of nowhere?

Do you?

Like right smack in the middle of nowhere. As in there is Kakuma, then the next big towns are 2 hours away in either Lodwar or Lokichogio and even those are not really big towns. I don’t see how a place can be called a big town and they do not even have a supermarket. Lodwar does have one of those mini markets though!!

What does this mean???

  1. I have no decent place to shop for groceries and
  2. There are NO RESTAURANTS

That the nearest almost decent restaurant is about 2 hours away in Lokichogio. Now this is not one of those places you just hop into a matatu and go! You need to organize for transport with the office and get police escort to actually go there and spend a few hours then come back to “nowhere”. It’s really not interesting.

So…what is a girl to do when she feels like a fancyish restaurant meal? CIY 🙂 LOLS Cook It Yourself.

This is one of those meals that you find in those high end Nairobi restaurants, and you end up being charged a minimum of 800-1000ksh for! I believe this cost me like Ksh 200 maximum.

The Kyuk (Kikuyu) in me actually did the math; the T-bone steak costs about 380 per Kg I have mine sliced into about 8 pieces so that’s 48/=, the prawns cost around 700 for 500gms I used about 80 gms that’s 112 plus 1 potato 20/= that’s 180 plus 20/= for spices and oil. VERY ECONOMICAL, hehehhe.

Anywho this was a very tasty meal and healthy too if I am to say so myself. I felt like I was in a very fancy restaurant when I ate it so it’s great for when you want to eat out but are too lazy to leave your house and you will save tons of cash too and you can use that to buy a drink. I bet you will LOVE it. HAPPY COOKING!!!

NB: was a bit selfish this time only made a meal for one but you can multiply the ingredients if your serving more.



Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 1


  1. 1 t-bone steak
  2. 2 teaspoons garlic
  3. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  4. A handful of prawns
  5. A tablespoon of chopped dhania (coriander)
  6. 1 large potato cut into quarters
  7. ½ teaspoon rosemary Garlic salt or aromat or ground garlic (optional)
  8. Salt and pepper to taste


Mix 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 teaspoon garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl. Apply this mixture evenly on the T-bone steak and marinate for at least 20 minutes (the longer the better.

Put water in a sufuria (pot) and add the rosemary, salt, ground garlic or garlic salt (if using aromat or garlic salt do not add the salt) and the potato and boil till the potato is cooked through but still firm.

Meanwhile, place the already marinated steak on a pan and cook too your liking,3-4 minutes on each side for rare-medium. Longer if you want it more cooked. Once cooked place on a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.

Wipe the pan down Put the remaining olive oil in the pan and once hot put in the garlic, cook for about a minute then add the prawns. Toss around the pan make sure they are all covered in the garlic oil. Cook for about 2 minutes till the prawns begin to turn pink Add the dhania, toss around for a minute and remove

To plate place the potatoes on one side and place the steak right next to them. Put the prawns on top of the steak. Take the oil remaining in the pan and drizzle over the potatoes.

OOOOH it will taste soooooo GOOD!! HAPPY EATING!!!



Written by Wangeci Wandere cici
  • Liz

    Just write a book so we can have these goodies I love this

    • Wangeci Wandere

      coming soon girl…..coming soon

  • Mona

    Looks great, sounds great.. and doesn’t seem to have taken much time to prepare..

    • Wangeci Wandere

      it was GREAT and took me about 15 minutes after the marination. You should try it. it was lovely

  • Mercy Mwikali

    Where did you buy your prawns?

    • CiciFoodie

      A fishmonger on muthithi road. The road is called Aloha opposite Occidental house.