Nigerian Coconut Spaghetti Jollof

Introduction:

Coconut spaghetti is an interesting fusion dish that combines elements of Nigerian and Italian cuisine. The dish typically consists of spaghetti noodles that are cooked in coconut milk, and it’s often seasoned with onions, garlic, and spices like curry powder. It can be served as a main course or a side dish, and it can be topped with various ingredients like cheese, shrimp, or vegetables

It’s time to upgrade your boring spaghetti jollof rice to something unique!

Coconut Spaghetti Jollof ingredients

  • Spaghetti : amount that fits between your thumb and index finger.
  • 5 drumsticks of chicken
  • 500ml of coconut milk or one coconut
  • Tomato Stew, 1 cup
  • one-cup shrimp
  • Chopped red onions, one cup
  • quarter cup peas
  • 1/2 chopped carrots and 1/2 sweet peppers (with fresh paprika)
  • Two large stock cubes
  • Salt (as desired)
  • One black peppercorn
  • One tsp of thyme
  • Curry powder one
  • One powdered onion
  • A little amount of vegetable oil (to sauté the prawns)

Before you cook Coconut Spaghetti Jollof

  1. If you don’t have any tomato stew, make some.
  2. Dice the spaghetti into little bits. One spaghetti strand can be broken into two or three parts.
  3. Make some coconut milk; store-bought varieties work just as well, but fresh coconut milk tastes better.
    Cut the sweet peppers, onions, and carrots into dice.
  4. Peel, devein, and cook the shrimp until they turn golden.

Directions for Cooking

  1. Place the chicken drumsticks in a saucepan with a small amount of sliced onions, black pepper, thyme, seasoning cubes, and salt. Add the coconut milk and bring to a boil.
  2. Once the chicken is cooked, take them out and place them aside.
    Cook the spaghetti for the duration indicated on the package after adding it to the coconut milk and giving it a thorough stir.
  3. Add the chopped carrots and continue cooking.
  4. Add the tomato stew, curry powder, sweet peppers, green peas, and the remaining chopped onions.
  5. Mix well untill everything is well combined.
  6. Once it begins to steam, cover it, add the sautéed shrimp, and stir. Done!
  7. The Jollof with Coconut and Spaghetti is prepared for serving.
    Although it tastes best served alone, you may also serve the Coconut Spaghetti Jollof with Fried Plantain.

Advice on Preparing Spaghetti

  • It is best to cook spaghetti in a large saucepan. In other words, there should be enough of unused volume in the pot even after the spaghetti is added.
  • It’s also recommended to cook spaghetti with lots of water. The amount of water needed should be twice as much as the amount of spaghetti.
  • In order to cook spaghetti, bring a pot of water to a boil. Then, add some vegetable oil and spaghetti to the boiling water. After giving the mixture a thorough stir, cover the saucepan. When adding spaghetti to a saucepan of boiling water, stir the mixture until it begins to boil again.
  • The combination of the boiling water, the enormous amount of water, and the vegetable oil keeps the spaghetti from sticking together while it cooks.

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