Pictorials: Cooking Slim Spaghetti With Fish, Corned Beef And Chopped Carrots

Slim spaghetti with fish and carrots
Slim spaghetti cooks very fast, it's important not to leave the kitchen while
cooking. For corned beef, I'll advise that you buy small sized exeter corned beef. They are more meaty and do not disintegrate in the pot. This food is to be taken to the office for lunch, the addition of chopped vegetables (carrots) prevents spaghetti or noodles from sticking together.
Let water boil before adding spaghetti
parboili slim spaghetti for 2 minutes
parboiled spaghetti is rinsed
Add parboiled spaghetti to boiling water, with oil, peppered stew, sardines, corned beef, thyme, seasoning cubes and salt, allow to boil for 3 to 3 minutes before adding vegetables
add diagonally chopped carrots and allow to cook for about 2 to 3 minutes
check for salt and tenderness, if OK, remove from heat
cooked slim spaghetti with fresh chopped carrots
a serving of healthy pasta
a small portion of yummy slim spaghetti cooked like jollof rice
This dish was really yummy.
Enjoy your lunch!
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  1. Anonymous3/14/2013

    I see things, Eya. Now we know you are very serious about making your blog readers happy.
    I can't wait to get home and try this for dinner. Easy & yummy.

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  2. Anonymous3/14/2013

    Can't wait to get home & try this. looks easy & yummy

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    1. Thanks, you are going to love it.

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  3. Chichi3/14/2013

    Looks great. Anty Eya is this spagheti the normal one or there is a special kind known as slim spagheti?

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    1. Anonymous3/14/2013

      @ Chichi its the type called Spagettini, they are slimmer than normal spagetti. Its written boldly on the pack spagettini n I would suggest that golden penny pastas or any other type besides Dangote. Cos everyrime I hv tried dangote my pasta comes out looking like 'Agonyin beans'.

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    2. I thot it was just me. Dangote spag is terrible. Even when I try to put less water, out comes out looking like undone spag mixed with semo. You're right, anyone but Dangote.

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    3. Thanks Anon and Ahdaisy. I never knew this. When mine comes out looking like that, I blame myself for cooking with too much water. Thanks a million.

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    4. To add to what Anon said, Spaghettini or Slim Spaghetti is always written on the pack. When you look closely, they are smaller than the normal spag.

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    5. Chichi3/14/2013

      @ Anon 1:44 pm, Ahdaisy, Anty Eya thank you so much, i'm grateful.

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    6. Anonymous3/15/2013

      The correct way of making spaghetti,is to first boil the water. When the water has boiled,add a pinch of salt & a teaspoonOf olive oil or any oil of your choice. You now take your spaghetti,break in half and throw inside the water. Stir right away frequently,in order to separate them,so they don't stick together. You do this for about a minute,then let boil,stirring intermittently. It takes about 10 mins to cook al dente,which means,not too soft. Drain,by pouring it in a drain. You can now mix it in whatever pre-made sauce you have made. It comes out the same way,without looking like jollof. That is the Italian way of cooking spaghetti. Tried the dangote this way & it turns out perfect,every time.

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  4. Auntie Eya, i have been writing your food recipes in my diary. I loovee your food oooo. Please write more...thanks for the great job!

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    1. @Adaeze, the recipes are so many, your fingers may hurt. Why stress yourself dear? You can always cook with your system/phone in the kitchen.
      Enjoy cooking the ones you have written and even more!

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  5. Dianahills3/14/2013

    Sorri for deviatin bt pls I need reply urgently. Pls Sis Eya, I hv fried akara for lyk 2tyms nw but both did not come out fyn. (1)Both akara soaked oil (2)D recent akara scattered in d frying oil (3)Must dis type of ur spoon for fryin be used, can I use anyoda type of spoon. (4)I used d manual grinder to grind d beans n dey both hv chaft taste n texture, cud it be becos I dint grind in d normal engine or wit a blender. Does manual grinder give a diff taste? Pls reply cos I want to make d akara myself n I also want it to look sooooooooo inviting lyk d one u posted on 5/1/13 without soakin oil unlike mine dat soaked oil. Thanks.

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    1. Maybe the oil was not hot enough, or it wasn't much, or the beans paste was too watery or the beans not smooth enough so it was disintegrating. I will suggest you buy a mortar, a small mortar so that after blending in the manual blender, you put it in the mortar and grind it more by rolling the pestle around with the beans in it.(I don't know how to explain it sha...but if you go to local women that sell akara, you'll see them doing it.) Otherwise, just use an electric blender.

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    2. Sorry Dianahills. There is something you didn't do correctly. Ahdaisy told you exactly my thoughts. I will just add to what she says.
      1.For akara to soak oil, that means the oil wasn't hot enough before you added the ground beans.
      2. Scattered in the fry pan;It was too watery, wasn't properly mixed with a blender or mortar before frying, the beans was not smooth enough and so could not hold together. Adding an egg and mixing before frying would have helped the not so smooth beans to stay together.
      3. No dear, you can't use another spoon. To make round balls, you have to scoop with a deep round spoon. To see the spoons as shown in an older post, go to this link: http://www.wivestownhallconnection.com/2013/02/brown-akara-balls-with-gingered-brown.html

      4. The manual grinder is just the first phase, after that, you were supposed to blend or mix well in a mortar before frying. The manual grinder alone cannot make beans smooth enough for akara or moi moi. You either take it to the mill, or start with a manual grinder and then proceed to a blender or motar and pestle.

      5. A manual grinder can only give a different taste if it's rusted inside, or wasn't properly washed after the last use.
      6. Check blog post categories on your right, click on "ALL MOI MOI AND AKARA RECIPES" Read the akara post of 9/2/2013.
      7. It's very easy to make it look like mine Dianahills, meticulously follow the procedure and enjoy your akara balls.
      Have fun frying!

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    3. Dianahills3/14/2013

      Thanks a lot Ahdaisy & Sis Eya, ur replies r so helpful- nw I know where I hv been goin wrong- will definitely make d corrections. Dis blog is so helpful n indeed more lyk a family. May God continue to give u d strenght to kip up d gud work,Sis Eya.

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  6. Great food posts Eya, but am sure coming to you for solution to shed the weight. I actually like the fact that you introduce lots of veggies to the meals to help maintain healthy eating. Thanks

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    1. Sister Debby, the only thing helping me is the fact that I eat smaller portions and do my dance exercises thrice a week o. Sometimes even jogging on the spot for thirty minutes brings out so much sweat, and I feel lighter afterwards.

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  7. Yummy looking meal. I like sardine in Spag.

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    1. Thanks sis, I didn't know you can fry akara that well. #Your response to Dianahills.

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  8. Anonymous3/14/2013

    Loving your 'pot' Eya.lol

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    1. Hahaha! I thought no one will notice, Thanks dear.

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  9. Ha! The pot was the first thing I saw oooo! Very shiny! Hahaha!

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    1. Hey Shishi, we missed you. How far naa?

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  10. Anonymous3/14/2013

    I'm going 2 change my pots 2 *wink*

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  11. Dianahills3/14/2013

    This meal looks delicious,I love sardine in spaghetti too,it really gives it a sweet taste. Also saying welcome to our new pot,u look soooooo beautiful n shiny*laughs*

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    1. @Dianahills, say New PotSSS not new pot. I got the set dear. "wink"

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    2. Dianahills3/15/2013

      Lol, new potssssssssssssss... Noted.

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  12. Ehm aunty Ojay av been waiting for my oga at the top to comment,coz I don't want to say something and my oga at the top will say another.loolz
    Btw vewy delicious dish we've got here. Cooking spaghetti earlier to me was like a nitemare,coz it endsup burnt or undone,till I learnt how to parboil for a longer time fry ma lil stew then add ma spagh and stir continously while adding just lil water intremittently. *coughs* dats all.

    ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

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    1. Anonymous3/14/2013

      Bona wats it with this 'oga at the top' I've been hearing it everywhere over d last 1 week. Whatz it about plz? Lizzy

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    2. My dear its related to an interview,granted to a Nig civil defence official. My dear its a must watch,its vewy vewy hilarious. U can watch it on LIB its captioned the oga at the top video.

      ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

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    3. Ha, I missed it, will go search for it and watch.

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  13. Aunty, thanks for the recipe on shawarma ,turned out lovely.but my hubby that got the bread also bought spring roll pastry and he said" talk to that your aunty that cooks, to send you the recipe for spring rolls"
    So pls,help post the recipe and steps to preparing spring rolls.thanks,God bless

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    1. Hey Teekay, anyway, he is not Oliver twist. I will try.

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  14. Shayor3/14/2013

    Eya! I see the pot oooo! Its very fine.. Meanyle today's meal ehn! 1st is I am not a spag fan, I only eat it if dt's d last food on d planet n I don't wanna starve to death..lolz den Sardines; I taste as little as d oil in any food, I'd take off, not to talk of the fish!(Bush ijebu girl) This looks yummy but it unfortunately not a post for me today *sadface* keep it coming sis! Love u loads!

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    1. Sorry shayor, tomorrow we post what you like. Ok dear, you see the potSSS? thanks o.

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  16. Eya,I am happy for you ....I see the new pot and you gave us a good view :) ...... love your meal but it looks too oily to me ...barbranewton.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Sorry about the oil Boma. OK, the potSSS? thanks.

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  17. I've got to make spaghetti today, this looks too yummy!

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  18. I am so cooking this as breakfast tomorrow. Aunty Eya, you are the best.

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  19. Anonymous3/16/2013

    Nice!

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