Here is a delicious spaghetti/macaroni recipe, A very popular Nigerian cuisine. If you really want to enjoy Spaghetti, give this a shot today. I have tried several other recipes and this proves to be the best of them all.
Partly because of the use of carrots and green beans, ingredients that I consider to be highly nutritional. For some reasons, I tend to blend most of my foods these days with fruits and vegetables since I realized their health benefits.
I also like to use lots of onions while making this spaghetti recipe, same thing goes for Nigerian tomato stew and other tomato-made foods.
While I tend to focus more on Nigerian indigenous cuisines, I will also occasionally introduce you to other borrowed or recently invented Nigerian food recipes. The likes of spaghetti/macaroni and indomies (children’s most popular food) only came into the picture just some few years back.
Spaghetti is another Nigerian popular meal and here is a delicious recipe, I was never a good fan of pastas until I tasted this spaghetti recipe.
Below is the required ingredient, this could be reduced or doubled depending on the number of people you are looking to feed and of course stomach size. You can refrigerate the remainder for a day or two.
Ingredients for 4 to 6 serving.
Spaghetti (1 sachet)
1 small tin tomatoes.
2 cups of onions
Fresh tomatoes (see image below)
Fresh pepper (as much as you can take)
Ground Crayfish (3 spoons, optional)
3 cube of knorr or maggi
Salt to taste
1 cup of sliced carrot.
Green beans (1 cup)
1kg Meat/fish (chicken, turkey, beef.. etc)
Green pepper (optional).
Ground nut or vegetable oil about 10 to 15 cl
Corned beef (optional)
How To Prepare My Favorite Spaghetti Recipe
Cut/chop the carrot, green beans and green pepper to desirable sizes.
Below is the image of parboiled spaghetti in a bowl, carrot and green beans in a plate, sliced tomato, onions and pepper. I used a combination of fish and cow-kidney while making this spaghetti meal.
Parboil the meat and fish with all the necessary ingredients I like to use just 2 cubes of maggi, salt, onions and maybe a little of ground nutmeg, Parboiling the meat (either chicken, turkey or cow meat) alone is a good practice, you get the chance to extract the juice from the meat which is an integral part of Nigerian cooking.
I like to parboil the meat/fish while making any Nigerian food with a cup of water and all the necessary ingredients, this practice will enable you to end up with a very tasty meat and also provide the meat extract (meat water) that is used in making most Nigerian foods. You can learn more about this practice later.
Blend the crayfish and also slice the tomatoes/pepper together,
Break spaghetti to smaller lengths (serviceable lengths) and parboil for 5 to 8 minutes, wash and set aside. Pick out the Meat/fish when it is soft for consumption, you can choose to fry or not, fry with about 15 to 20cl of groundnut oil (you can reduce the oil after frying).
When you pick out the fish after frying (you can reduce the oil if it is above 10 to 15cl before adding the dissolved tin tomatoes, fry and stir till it is turning dark, then add the sliced tomatoes/peppers, fry till the water is dried, this should take about 10-15 minutes. (Remember to stir occasionally to avoid burning)
Add the meat-water alongside the meat, add water (about 1 cup or so), the crayfish, maggi, salt and pepper to taste (personally, I remove some of the tomatoes after frying to be added later. I like to do this for just this spaghetti recipe and Nigerian Jellof Rice, this would prevent the food from burning while cooking). Although there is no single method that prevents food burning completely, some of my methods merely reduce it to the minimal.
Even non stick pots don’t work the magic.
Then add all the ingredients I listed above (the ground crayfish, salt and pepper (in case u are using dried ground pepper) then allow to boil.
Add the spaghetti and cook for about 15-20 minutes till it is almost soft then add the onions, the other tomatoes you removed just into the cooking food, then the carrot, green beans and then drop the fried fish and chicken on top and cover for the next 4 to 5 minutes And you just made a delicious spaghetti meal, one of the most popular Nigerian foods
Here is a deliciously made spaghetti meal.
Stir and serve with your favorite drink