Ofada Spaghetti

I have been looking for new ways to enjoy food. Taking suggestions from people online has also been helpful. If you make ofada sauce this is pretty much the same. I opted for red peppers instead of green in this recipe.

Ingredients:

◦ 7 Large Red bell peppers

◦ 500g boiled Assorted meat (beef, shaki, kpomo etc)

◦ 1 large onion

◦ 2-3 scotch bonnet pepper

◦ 1/2 cup palm oil

◦ 4-5 bouillon cubes (used maggi)

◦ 1 tbs Heaped fermented locust beans)

◦ 4 boiled eggs (optional)

◦ Prawns (optional)

◦ 2 tablespoon full crayfish

◦ 450g spaghetti

◦ Salt

Instructions:

• Prepare all your ingredients. Deseed, wash and blend your peppers. Also chops your onions and set aside.

• You can choose to parboil the blender pepper or use a nut bag to strain the excess water. (See notes below)

• Set a medium pot on fire, add in your palm oil to bleach. (See notes below )

• Add chopped onions to the oil and allow to fry till soft.

• Add your cooked assorted meat and fry for 5 minutes, stirring them in the process.

• Add your blended pepper which by now would have drained off enough water. Add locust beans, bouillon cubes and cray fish.

• I cooked on low-medium heat for about  20 mins. you would want the oil floating on top to know the pepper is ready. Taste to adjust seasoning as desired.

• Boil spaghetti following manufactures instructions. When soft enough, strain the water and transfer cooked spaghetti into your sauce and mix together.

Notes: To bleach palm oil, pour oil to a clean dry pot. Turn on the heat and cover the pot for about 10-12 minutes. Oil will go from being red to having a transparent look. Do not open pot till the oil has cooled down for about 20 minutes.

Using a nut bag not only strains the excess water out of the pepper but it will not waste the pepper and it saves gas.

Ofada Spaghetti

Author: thelmzkitchen

Just a girl who is very passionate about food and cooking

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