Jollof Pasta
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Serves: 9
For pasta
  • 1 packet of any whole grain or any kind of pasta
  • 3 cups of coconut milk
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 tsp of oil or butter
  • salt to taste
for pasta sauce
  • 1 bell pepper(any color)
  • 6 plum tomatoes(chop 2 and set aside)
  • 3habaneros or ata-rodo
  • 3 tbsps. of tomato paste
  • 1 medium onion (cut into three parts)
  • 2 cloves of garlic (grated)
  • 1 inch of ginger(grated)
  • 1 cup of mixed vegetables
  • 1 cup of shrimp(peeled and deveined)
  • 1 cup mussels(optional)
  • ⅛ spoon nutmeg
  • 1tsp thyme
  • ½ tsp green curry powder
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ¼ cup of coconut oil or any oil
  • ⅔ cup of coconut milk
  • Bouillon
  • salt to taste
  1. Roughly blend 4 of the tomatoes, habaneros, one part of the onion and the bell pepper. Pour it through a fine mesh sieve to remove the excess liquid(boil it in a pot if you want to)
  2. !
  3. To cook pasta
  4. Bring coconut milk and water to a boil. season with a pinch of salt and oil and pour in the pasta. Cook for about 10 minutes or until al dente and drain under running water to stop the cooking process
To make pasta sauce
  1. heat oil in a sauce pan. Add the second half of the onion and sauté until translucent . Add the bay leaves, thyme, curry, garlic and ginger. Sauté until the garlic is fragrant. Pour in the tomato paste and fry until the oil has floated to the top. Then add the tomato and pepper blend along with the bouillon and fry once again until dark and the oil has floated to the top. Pour in the coconut milk, shrimp and mussels. The mussels will open up when it comes in contact with the heat and is cooked. (Discard any mussels that do not open up). Pour in the pasta, the chopped tomatoes, the mixed vegetables and the third half of the onion. Give the pasta a good toss. Check for seasonings, turn the heat down to low and cover for a few minutes before serving
Recipe by Nigerian Lazy Chef at