Pasta is on the menu today, not just pasta but jollof pasta. Jollof pasta with shrimp is an ideal meal for dinner that can be cooked under 30 minutes. It’s a very nice dish, take it to another level by adding shrimps but if you’re allergic to shrimps add any protein of your choice. I added sliced bell peppers(tatashe) to it, you don’t have to add it if you don’t want to. I have some pasta recipes on the blog, I will list some of them below you might want to check them out.
Let’s get started!
- 1 Packet Spaghetti (cooked) 120z
- 3 Bell peppers/tatashe (yellow, green, and red) sliced/julienne
- 2 Tomato
- 1 Habanero /Rodo
- 1.5 Onion (divided)
- 1 teaspoon Ginger (minced or whole)
- Garlic (grated)
- 2 Tablespoons Oil
- 1/2 Pound Shrimps (deveined, peeled/unpeeled)
- Season of your choice
- Knorr powder/cube
- Salt and Pepper
Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil, season with salt and the pasta. Drizzle some oil (to avoid sticking) and cook according to the packet less 1- 2 minutes. Reserve some pasta water, drain and set aside.
Clean habanero (rodo), tomatoes and half onion. Rinse and blend until smooth.
Place a skillet over high heat, add the two tablespoons oil and allow it to get hot. Slice the remaining onion and add seasoning, garlic and ginger (I used a whole) you can minced as indicated in the ingredients, sauté until fragrant.
Add sliced peppers.
Add blended pepper, bay leaf and fry until it reduces.
While the pepper is frying. Peel the shrimps, deveined, clean and season.
Season the pepper, seasoning powder, salt, onion powder or any seasoning of your choice. The mixture should be thick.
Add the seasoned shrimps and combine. Cook for a few minutes, about 1-2 minutes, you don't want to overcook the shrimps but don't worry before you take it off the heat it will be fully cooked.
Add the cooked pasta, small pasta water (depending on how long you think the pasta need to cook further) and combine. Let everything warm up.
Check the seasons, re-season if necessary, remove the bay leaf. Turn off the heat.
Serve and enjoy.
When you're cooking pasta make sure the water is boiling before you season it if that way it will boil with the pasta and not just settle down.