Garlic and Shrimp Pasta. Whip out the Spaghetti!
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Serves: 6-8
  • 1lb of spaghetti i.e. about a packet of pasta (any type of pasta works)
  • 1lb of tail on shrimp
  • 2 crushed habanero peppers or ata-rodo
  • ½ cup and 1 tsp of olive oil(vegetable oil will do)(you may use any ratio)
  • 8 cloves of garlic(2 whole ones and the rest crushed into a paste)
  • 1tsp of black pepper
  • 1tsp dry grinded pepper or chili flakes
  • 2tbsps parmesan cheese(optional)
  • a small bunch of scent leaves or basil(cut into any size)
  • salt to taste
  1. Bring 4 quarts of slightly salty water to a boil. Add a tsp of oil and pour in pasta. Cook pasta for about 10mintues or until al dente. Drain and run cold water through it to stop the cooking process. Pour the pasta back into the pot and cover to keep warm
  2. in a skillet or wok, heat the ½ a cup of oil and sauté the garlic until almost golden brown, but not burnt. Once the oil begins to foam or bubble, reduce the heat a little and add the shrimp in one single layer and cook both sides until pink. Add the habanero peppers, salt and black pepper; then sauté. Pour the sauce into the pasta along with the basil and grinded red pepper. Toss and season with salt to taste. Garnish with some more basil and cheese(if using) before serving
Recipe by Nigerian Lazy Chef at