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#KFB Foodie Talk! How to make Jollof spaghetti


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our newbies, the KFB foodie talk column – handled by Dobby of Dobbysignature – is basically for ladies and
‘guys’ that are interested in learning how to cook better ;).
 

Jollof
spaghetti is a meal close to my heart. i love it to bits not just because it’s
tasty but also because it’s easy to make. This meal always pops into my head
whenever i don’t want to spend long hours in the kitchen. 
The name Jollof
spaghetti was coined from the popular Nigerian jollof rice since it’s prepared in a
similar way. It could be prepared plain without the additional ingredients
listed below but as a Carnivore i actually enjoy mine with anything meat or
fish related. 
If you’ve got your homemade stock, you could use that in place
of water. For this meal, you could also use tinned tomato paste to make it faster
or make your own paste from scratch as i did in the recipe below.

 

 

How to make jollof spaghetti
• Prep Time:  15 mins
• Cook Time: Less than 45 mins
• Serves :       Serves 4
Ingredients:::
• 1 Pack
Spaghetti 
• 4 Red Scotch Bonnets (Ata rodo) (Or less)
• 1 Red
Onion
• 1/2 tsp.
Curry powder
• 1/2 tsp.
Thyme 
• 1 tsp.
Salt
• 7 cups
water
•1 cup
Vegetable oil
Extras
• 1 Medium
sized corned beef
• 3 Smoked
Sausages
• 1 Green
pepper
• 4 tbsp. Margarine/ Butter
Directions:::
Step
1:
Chop the onion, Sausage and green
pepper -Set Aside

Step
2:
Puree the tomato, pepper, garlic in
a blender and pour into a pot. Heat up the puree till the liquid drys up
leaving the concentrated tomato and pepper paste. Pour in the vegetable oil and
leave to fry on medium heat for about 5 minutes.
 
Step
3:
Add the Water, Part of the chopped
onion, curry powder, thyme , seasoning cubes, Salt. over and leave to boil for
about 10 mins (Kitchen Tip: When cooking
Spaghetti or pasta, it’s always best to allow the liquid you intend cooking it
in boil very well before adding. This is done so that when you add your
spaghetti, it wouldn’t stick together after preparation). When the tomapep
liquid starts to boil, gently lower in your spaghetti “Vertically” and cover the pot. Leave to boil
for about 15-20 mins till almost all the liquid dries up in the pot. 
  

Step
4:
While the ingredients in step 3 cook
up, place the Butter/ Vegetable oil / Margarine in an empty pan and heat on
medium to melt. Add the chopped sausages, green pepper, the remaining chopped
onion and corned beef one at a time. Stir fry for about 5 mins – Set aside.

Step
5:
Pour in your stir fried sausages
and vegetables into the spaghetti and mix. Leave to simmer for 3mins. 
Serve Hot!
 

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Kemisola Adeyemi

Kemisola Adeyemi is the Assistant Editor of Kemi Filani News. She loves to write and write and write and hopes to own a publishing firm someday! Email: [email protected]

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