Very easy Spaghetti jollof
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Serves: 12
  • 1pack pasta(spaghetti)
  • 3tbsps tomato paste
  • three plum tomatoes
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 small onion(divided)
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 1 habanero
  • 3 small bay leaves
  • 1tsp thyme
  • 1tsp black pepper
  • 1tsp white pepper
  • 1tspsmoked paprika(optional)
  • 1 large carrot. peeled and cut into little chunks(optional)
  • 1 small dry fish(wash and debone)
  • 1 handful shrimp(peel and devein)
  • oil(eye ball)
  • 1 cup pasta water
  • bouillon
  • salt to taste
for spaghetti
  1. In a large pot, boil some water. Once the water bubbles, add a tsp of salt and a tsp oil
  2. Add the pasta and cook for about 8 minutes. Before draining, save1 cup of the pasta water. Drain the pasta into a sieve and run some cold water through the pasta.
for the sauce
  1. Roast the peppers, garlic, tomatoes and half of the onion in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. This step is optional.
  2. heat some oil. add the remaining onion and sauté until translucent. add the thyme, black pepper, white pepper and smoked paprika. sauté for about a minute; then add the tomato paste, the bell pepper, garlic and tomato blend. Fry for a few minutes; then add the bay leaves, dry fish(if using) and carrots. Fry(stir occasionally) until the oil has the top; drain the excess oil and toss with the pasta, shrimp and pasta water. Cover on low for 3 minutes. Enjoy
Recipe by Nigerian Lazy Chef at