|Jollof Spaghetti with vegetables|
Jollof Spaghetti or Spaghetti Jollof is a quick meal, that got it’s name from the popular Nigerian Jollof Rice. Jollof Spaghetti is quite easy to prepare and can be made with or without vegetables. In the recipe below, I’ll show you how I prepare mine with common vegetables.Jollof Spaghetti Ingredients: This recipe serves 2 to 3 persons
– 50 pieces spaghetti (approx. 200 grams)- 4 cooking-spoonful red stew(tomato stew,chicken stew or beef stew)- 1 carrot- 1 handful green beans- 1 small Irish potato (optional)- 2 runner beans (optional)- 2 tablespoonful Sweet Corn (optional)- 1 onion (chopped)- About 150ml Meat or Chicken stock(you can use water as a substitute)- 1 tablespoonful ground crayfish(optional)- 1 stock cube/seasoning cube- scotch bonnets peppers/atarodo (to taste)- salt to taste- Water, as neededYou can also add chopped whole tomatoes, green bell pepper or any other easy-cook vegetables of choiceCooking Directions for Jollof Spaghetti :<<Before cooking Jollof Spaghetti >>Wash and chop all the vegetables you’ll be using. Then prepare your stew, if you don’t already have some stew.Here’s how to prepare Tomato stew, Beef stew or Chicken stew1. Put some water to boil , when it starts to bubble, add the spaghetti and a little salt and parboil for 3 minutes. Then strain into a sieve.This pre-cooking process helps to get rid of the excess starch that comes with most spaghetti , but you can leave it out if your brand of spaghetti has a low starch content.2. Place the prepared stew into a pot (If you like your jollof spaghetti really ”stewy”, you can set aside about a cooking-spoonful of the stew, for later use) Add the meat or chicken stock(or water) into the stew pot and leave to boil on high heat for 5 minutes.
3. Add the precooked spaghetti, the vegetables, the ground crayfish (this is optional), the stock cube , salt and pepper to taste… and any other seasoning you like to add and leave to boil for 5 minutes on medium heat.4. When the liquid in the spaghetti is almost dried, add the remaining stew to the top, cover the pot and simmer for 1 minute until the spaghetti is done.
Now mix thoroughly and turn off the heat… and your Jollof Spaghetti is Ready.
Food for thought: A Ghanaian friend once joked about the
word ”jollof” , she said the word might actually mean ”soaked in red
stew”, because everything with a jollof is always stew related: jollof
rice, jollof beans , jollof spaghetti, jollof indomie etc… well, who
knows, she might not be far from the truth.
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* Jollof Rice