Here is a delicious spaghetti Jollof, one of the most popular foods in Nigeria.
Spaghetti is food to more than a million Nigerians. We could make this Jollof out of it or just boil it and serve with stew/tomato sauce and meatballs.
It is actually chicken… since we don’t eat lots of meatballs in Nigeria.
I have tried several other recipes and this proves to be the best so far and I am sure you are going to love it.
Partly because of the use of carrots and green beans, ingredients that I consider to be highly nutritional.
Here is a deliciously made spaghetti meal.
For some reason, 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 jollof, the same thing goes for Nigerian tomato stew and other foods that use tomato as basic ingredients.
While I tend to focus more on Nigerian indigenous cuisines.
Aside this spaghetti recipe, I will introduce you to other borrowed or recently invented Nigerian food recipes… plus noodles (Most popular food for kids) which only came into the picture just a few years back.
I was never a good fan of pasta until I tried this particular recipe.
Below is the required ingredient, this could be reduced or doubled depending on the number of people you are looking to serve. You can refrigerate the remainder for a day or two.
Ingredients for Speghetti
Spaghetti (1 sachet)
1 small tin tomatoes.
1 cups of sliced onions
Fresh tomatoes (see image below)
Fresh pepper (as much as you can take)
Ground Crayfish (3 spoons)
3 seasoning cubes
Salt to taste
1 cup of sliced carrot.
Sliced green beans (1 cup)
Green pepper (optional).
200ml vegetable oil about.
How To Prepare Spaghetti
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 seasoning cubes, a teaspoon of salt and a half cup of sliced onions.
Parboiling the meat alone is a good practice, you get the chance to extract the stock 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 very tasty meat and also provide the meat stock (meat water) that is used in making most Nigerian foods. You can learn more about this practice later.
Using an electric blender, grind the crayfish and also blend the tomatoes/pepper together.
How to Cook Spaghetti
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 250ml of groundnut oil (you can reduce the oil after frying).
After frying the fish (you can reduce the oil if it is above 150ml before adding the tomato paste, fry and stir for 3-5 minutes.
Add the sliced tomatoes/peppers and onions, fry till the water is dried, this should take about 10-15 minutes. (Remember to stir occasionally to avoid burning).
Add the meat stock and a cup of water.
Then add (the ground crayfish, salt to taste then allow to boil).
Add the spaghetti and cook for about 15-20 minutes till it is almost soft then add the remaining onions, then the carrot and green beans.
Cover for the next 4 to 5 minutes and you just made a delicious spaghetti meal, one of the most popular Nigerian foods
Stir and serve with your favorite drink.
Spaghetti Recipe with Vegetables
- 1 sachet Spaghetti
- 1 small tin tomatoes.
- 1 cups of sliced onions
- 400 ml ground tomatoes
- Ground pepper to taste
- Ground Crayfish 3 spoons
- 3 seasoning cubes
- Salt to taste
- 1 cup of sliced carrot.
- 1 cup sliced green beans
- 1 kg Meat/fish.
- Green pepper optional.
- 300 ml vegetable oil about.
- Chop the vegetables to desirable sizes (carrot, green beans, onions, green pepper etc.)
- 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.
- Season the meat and fish using a teaspoon of salt, two seasoning cubes and half cup of sliced onions.
- Blend the crayfish and also grind the tomatoes/pepper together.
- Parboil the spaghetti and set aside (Break to smaller sizes, parboil for 3 minutes, wash and set aside)
- Step 4
- Pick out the Meat/fish when it is soft for consumption. Separate the meat/fish from the stock and set them aside.
- The meat stock should not be more than 1 cup (250 ml).
- Set a cooking pot on heat, add 250ml of vegetable oil and fry the ground tomato/peppers. This should take about 7-10 minutes
- Add the meat stock, a cup of water, ground crayfish and salt to taste.
- Allow boiling then add the parboiled spaghetti and cook for 15-20 minutes. Add the remaining onions, carrot and green beans.
- Cover and allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
I did try something different this morning with macaroni to be precise. I must confess though that I don’t know the difference between macaroni and spaghetti. Perhaps, they only differ in shapes and sizes.
This is slightly different, I would drop the video soon. I used a combination of both slice liver and beef to make this. It is going to serve as an assignment to you. Try it and tell me how it went.
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