Nigerian Spaghetti, also known as Jollof Spaghetti, is a tasty alternative to the traditional Nigerian Jollof rice. This recipe is delicious and cooks much more quickly than the rice version. This dish is great for lunch or dinner, and you may serve it to guests for a change of pace.
Nigerian Spaghetti Recipe
Here’s a simple dinner idea on a weeknight. If you enjoy pasta or spaghetti, you will enjoy this Nigerian spaghetti Jollof. You can also use this incredibly simple recipe to make indomie noodles.
Spaghetti Jollof INGREDIENTS
- Spaghetti or your favorite pasta
- Buka stew can substitute for Passata or 2 cups of Nigerian pepper mix.
- Pureed tomatoes
- Chilli flakes can replace Cayenne pepper
- Season with salt to taste
- You can use Vegetable oil in place of any other flavorless oil.
- Curry powder is a spice used in cooking.
- Thyme, dried
- Leaves of Uziza
- Sliced tomatoes (optional)
- Chopped onions
- Basil leaves, dried (optional)
- Prawns (fresh) (optional)
- Water for pasta
- Mix in the chilli flakes with the tomato puree.
- Cook the spaghetti till al dente in salted boiling water.
- Place a pan over medium heat and add the chopped onions and vegetable
- Add leftover stew and cook for about 3 minutes, followed by the tomato puree mixture, curry powder, thyme, salt and chicken bouillon (add water from spaghetti to dilute the sauce by about 1 cup)
- Add spaghetti to the sizzling sauce stir till well combined. Lastly, add Uziza leaves and fresh prawns if using a pot of pasta still in a pool with Uziza and fresh shrimp.
- Leave spaghetti to cook for another 3 minutes or to desired softness (add more spaghetti water if need be). Then, take it off the heat and serve. It should take around 2-3 minutes for the onions to become transparent.
SERVE THIS PASTA WITH BROCCOLI FROM THE STOVE.
- Smoked turkey with peppers
- Chicken cooked in a simple way
- Plantain fried
- Gizzard peppered
YOU MIGHT LIKE THESE SPAGHETTI RECIPES AS WELL.
- Nigerian Spaghetti with a simple sauce
- Meatballs and spaghetti
HOW SHOULD THIS RECIPE BE KEPT?
- Cooked spaghetti should be refrigerated in an airtight container and consumed within two days.
- To minimize clumping, extra-virgin olive oil should be tossed with cooked spaghetti that has not been blended with sauce before being stored.
What makes Spaghetti different from spaghetti bolognese?
Spaghetti is a type of pasta characterized by a long, spherical, and thin strand. The Bolognese sauce is an Italian sauce that is served with spaghetti. It gives the pasta a whole new appetite, making you salivate and eager for a bite
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