Hi guys, how are you all doing today? This post right here is real… very real. If I tell you how my mind and brain has been working to fine tune this popular recipe ehn… you will be amazed. 🙂
No for real. Jollof Spaghetti as I know it is people adding cooked stew and spices to cooked spaghetti and thats it. I thought no o. Surely there must be an eclectic way of cooking it. (Yes I said eclectic 🙂
I believe if you are gonna call something jollof, cook it the proper way. Spaghetti too deserves some love you know 😉
Ok lets get started shall we 🙂
1 pack of Spaghetti
1 large capsicum pepper (Tatashe)
1 mediumTomato puree
Plum tomatoes (or 2 large tomatoes)
3 Habenero peppers
1 clove of garlic
Medium sized onions
1/2 tablespoon of curry
1/2 tablespoon of thyme
1/2 a litre of stock
Medium sized pot
Pasta fork(if you don’t have one, use a wooden spoon)
Prep time : 10 minutes
Cooking time : 45 minutes
Total time : 55 minutes
Wash and remove any hair on the chicken thighs. Then poke it with a knife (this will help the chicken absorb the marinade faster)
Next mix the peri peri dry spice(homemade peri peri spice is here
And the sauce (I used the Nandos version. But if you don’t have that just add ketchup to the dry spice, it still works out fine)
Next use a cooking brush to brush the sauce generously over the chicken.
Blend the plum tomatoes and the pepper until smooth.
In a medium sized pot, add 1 tablespoon of oil and the chopped onions. Fry until the onions is transparent.
Next add the blended pepper, the spices and the grated garlic and ginger. Stir and let it cook for 25 minutes on a low heat.
Whilst the pepper is cooking, put the chicken into an already pre heated oven. Bake for 25 minutes with the skin facing up. (both the pepper and chicken will be attended to after 25 minutes)
After 25 minutes, check on the chicken, the upper part should be fully cooked. You will notice the chicken looks dry at the top, dont worry, you will also notice the chicken has secreted its own oil.
Brush the remaining sauce over the chicken on both sides, you will need a kitchen fork for this. So as not to get burned) then brush tge oil in the grilling pan over the chcike chicken on both sides and then finally cook the chicken with the bottom part facing up and bake for 20 minutes.
Whilst the chicken is being cooked, check on the pepper, it should be cooked. Break the spaghetti into three parts, add it to the sauce and the add the stock with 1/2 a cup of water, stir so that the sauce is evenly distributed over the spaghetti and then cook on low heat for 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes both should be ready. Check on the chicken. It should be nice and crisp. If you want it darker, change the oven knob to grill and grill for 3 minutes.
The spaghetti should be ready. Gently turn it to ensure it does not stick together. The nice aroma should have everyone including your lovely neighbours all coming to your door and asking whose party it is hehehehe☺️
That’s it it’s ready.
Now serve both yummy goodness and watch your households ask for more. High five, you have done well 🙌
See serving suggestions below
That’s it from me today
Love Duchess O
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