Showing posts with label All my macaroni and spaghetti recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label All my macaroni and spaghetti recipes. Show all posts

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Fresh Fish stew with vegetables (Caribbean Stewed fish altered for my Nigerian palate)

Fresh fish stew cooked with vegetables.

This fish stew is so delicious one cannot describe it. If you love like Caribbean stewed fish, then,you'll love this in a finger licking way. I left out a few ingredients that I think my local Nigerian palate will not enjoy. Boiled my fish the Nigerian way before adding unlike the Carribean method of just stir frying fish  along with vegetables. These pieces are large and may not cook through the way we like it here. My boiling before adding is just to ensure that my fish cook well well and I have fish stock to make sauce because definitely, my Nigerian palate will enjoy this with a hot plate of boiled rice. The stew is meant to be served as a meal sha but since I'm not really watching my weight at the moment, that alone without boiled rice won't fill me up. So I got a little bit creative and came up with this delicious pot of Nigerian fresh fish stew cooked with colourful assorted vegetables, with my Naija local flavour in there. This pot of fish stew serves 7.

2 Scallion ( Spring onion)
1 large Red bell pepper (Tatashey)
1 large Shallot (Onion)
1 large Green pepper
1 large Yellow pepper
1 large Orange pepper
3 Scotch bonnet (Ata rodo pepper)
4 medium sized Tomato fruit
1/2 teaspoon Thyme
1/2 teaspoon Black pepper
3 cups Vegetable oil. You can use less
2 medium sized Fresh fish (Croaker)
2 Seasoning cubes
Salt to taste
3 cups Water to boil the fish. You can add more if you like to make more stock


  1. First dice and chop washed vegetables, wash and boil fish with salt and onion and set aside.
  2. Stir fry some vegetables (Onion, tomatoes, all the peppers, thyme, black pepper, in oil with seasoning and salt for about 3 minutes in medium heat so they don't burn. Check for taste. Should taste really good at this time already, with delicious aroma filling the whole kitchen.
  3. Next, gently add your already boiled fish and stock, with a wooden spoon, shift vegetables and place fish without stirring or just empty sauteed vegetables into the pot of cooked fish for easy transfer. Cover and leave to simmer for about a minute or less. Check again for taste.
  4. Add the spring onion and immediately turn off the heat, if you can do without crushing the fish, then gently stir and mix. Leave to stand for about 3 minutes, let the different tastes and flavours seep into the fish before serving as a meal or with boiled rice, spaghetti or macaroni.
Scroll down to See my step by step cooking pictures below...

Saturday, March 18, 2017

How to cook spaghetti with minced meat and vegetables

 A serving of spaghetti cooked with minced meat and vegetables.
 Spaghetti can be boiled and served with sauces and stews, served with just cheese,beef gravy cooked jollof or even fried like fried rice. This delicious pot was cooked with minced meat, vegetables and that Nigerian thing added by the little uziza sprinkle.
Cooked in less than 20 minutes. To truly enjoy spags, cook them al-dente. Not too soft.

11/2 pack spaghetti
Minced meat (I used 1k worth, that's large pack)
3 large Tatashey (Red bell peppers)
3 small tomatoes blended together with the tatashey and some onion

1 teaspoon pepper sauce
1 large sized onion
1 seasoning cube
1/2 cup soya oil
2 cabbage leaves
2 medium sized carrots
a pinch of thyme
pinch of Rosemary.
1/2 teaspoon curry
1/2 teaspoon jollof spice
Salt to taste
I gave it that Nigerian flavour with a sprinkle of chopped uziza leaves
Water to cover the spags, you may need to add more incase pot dries before food is ready. 

Before you cook this abosolutely delicious meal, first blend the tatashey, tomatoes and half that onion, boil them till dry and set aside. Wash and chop vegetables and set aside.


Thursday, January 05, 2017

Spaghetti with vegetable sauce

Spaghetti boiled with tumeric & served with vegetable sauce.

 This vegetable sauce is both delicious and nutritious.
INGREDIENTS for boiling spaghetti

  1. Water
  2. Drop of vegetable oil
  3. Salt
  4. Tumeric (Optional)

  1. 3 cups Vegetable oil
  2. 1 small bunch green leafy vegetable (Amaranthus/Aleho/green)
  3. 2 large tomatoes
  4. 2 eggs
  5. sardines or any fish of sauce. I used 2 cans of sardines here
  6. 2 Seasoning cubes
  7. 2 medium sized Carrots
  8. 1 large Red bell pepper (Tatashe)
  9. Scotch bonnet peppers (Optional)
  10. 1 medium sized Onion

Cooking Procedure

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Beef onion thickener in vegetable sauce

This sauce is the best yet. I love it, my family loves it too,  however, one of my girls says she enjoyed the sauce with the knorr beef gravy thickener more. Just the normal vegetable sauce with that beef onion flavour from the thickener.

  • Onion
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Beef stock
  • salt
  • Knorr Beef onion thickener
  • Seasoning cubes
  • pepper
  • Green peas

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Noodles With Sardines, Chicken, Crunchy Vegetables

Noodles cook in 5 minutes.  
I cooked this noodles same way we all make noodles in our homes. Only difference is I added more ingredients with the noodles and added the cooked shredded chicken at the end.

Cooking Procedure:
First, I boiled the shredded chicken with onion and salt for about 3 minutes

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Best Lunchbox For Nigerian School Lunch

Please ma'am Eya I want help with the best lunch box that can retain the hotness of food for my kids lunch,honestly speaking I'm tired of buying fake and those that can not retain the hotness of food,many

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Quick Cook Jollof Pasta With Beans, Corned Beef

A beautiful serving of jollof pasta looking as delicious as it tastes.
 This my signature pasta, please don'tb get bored. I'm trying to like other shapes but this still tastes and feels better for me. I never enjoyed the ones with a hollow middle. This dish was so rushed that I think I shocked myself. Everyone that ate, asked for extra. We have cooked pasta a lot of times in the past but this, I mean, this particular pot turned out tasty beyond expectation. It cooked in 8 minutes but I allowed one more minute before turning off the heat.


  • Pasta 2 packs
  • soya oil
  • pepper sauce
  • Seasoning cubes (4 chicken cubes)
  • Salt

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Nigerian Coconut Macaroni With Grilled Fish, Vegetables

Nigerian coconut macaroni served with fish and vegetables.
Nigerian coconut macaroni served smoking hot. Why do I feel like I posted this coconut macaroni before? Any way, no time to go checking archives now but if later I find it in any old folder, this will be taken down, but, for now let's cook our coconut macaroni.

I labelled this Nigerian coconut macaroni cos it's cooked same way we cooked coconut rice with beef except that macaroni cooked in just ten minutes and this was cooked with just crayfish and

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Chicken And Mushroom Pasta By Chidinma

Chicken and mushroom pasta served with coleslaw
 Thank you, Aunt Eya for letting me share this on your blog.

My name is Chidinma, and I blog at http://thefruitfulkitchen.wordpress.com My blog is all about healthier recipes for the whole family.

Today, I'd like to share with you my recipe for Chicken and Mushroom Pasta.
I'm all about easy AND tasty recipes, and this is at the top of the list. I love pasta in any shape, form or size (size ke? No, not really-figure 8 tinz). 

I'm a pepper freak (I love atarodo/habanero!), but I've come to realise, after making a variety of

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Fish Fillet Vegetable Sauce With Pasta

 Fish fillet vegetable sauce served with pasta
This fish vegetable sauce is best cooked with fish fillet. I didn't have at home so tried to cut my croaker, a few bones escaped into the pot but couldn't create any drama because we all over enjoyed this meal.
I regret taking pics with this Lumia cos posting them has given me enough headache already. Couldn't upload to a laptop and now blogging with the phone to see if they upload but not sure they'll show on the blog. Let me just keep trying different tricks cos this tasted too good not to be posted.

Yay! the pics have finally uploaded after these long hours. Try this

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Cooking Macaroni With Fish Stew And Baked Beans

 A plate of macaroni cooked with baked beans and fish in tomato sauce
This macaroni came in when I needed to do emergency cooking. For normal cooking, you can add sauteed vegetables, minced meat or even cook with more fish than this cos if you cook one whole pack of macaroni with this quantity of fish, some will taste fish while others will go without.

Do not cook with too much

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Spaghettini With Vegetable Chicken Sauce And Peas In Tomato Sauce

A serving of spaghettini with chicken sauce and peas in tomato sauce.
The reason I cook more of spaghettini than spaghetti is because this cooks in five minutes just like noodles. It saves time in the kitchen. This meal was absolutely yummy, plates were cleared and I like that.  No ingredients in the peas because the tomato sauce that came with the baked beans added enough taste to the beans.

For the chicken sauce, I made it exactly like the shredded chicken gravy, only that here I used large chicken parts, cooked the

Monday, July 29, 2013

Chicken Tomato Stew And Pasta By Nancy

A  plate of pasta with chicken tomato and a side of orange
Hi Eya,
My date didn't happen as planned, however I decided to make me a Sunday special. I usually use fish and fresh tomatoe, but couldn't get that.
**I'm cooking for one(just me!)
Ingredients; Chicken(half kilo),Garlic,2 medium sized Onion bulbs,2 small tin tomatoes, Curry,Thyme,Seasoning cubes,Salt,G-nut Oil,Crayfish,Fresh pepper, Golden Penny spaghetti

To-Do:  Wash chicken properly and yank off those unsightly soft feathers. Using mortar and

Friday, June 14, 2013

Pasta With Sardines And Boiled Egg Sauce By Lizzy Obaze

A serving of pasta with healthy egg sauce
 I  made this meal for dinner yesterday in a hurry as we got back from work a little late. After dinner hubby asked to pack some for his packed lunch for today.


Sunday, May 19, 2013

Nigerian Stew Without Seasoning, Jollof Macaroni with Dry Fried Chicken

A Serving of jollof macaroni with dry fried chicken.
Macaroni can be cooked like jollof rice, like fried rice or boiled and eaten with stew. It can also
be cooked with curry and lots of vegetables.
Boiling tomatoes before blending
Adding pepper and onion to boiled tomatoes for blending
Adding tomato paste to boiled and blended tomatoes
Mixing tomato paste with boiled and blended tomatoes
Boiling chicken with onion and salt
Boiled chicken ready for dry frying
Dryfrying boiled chicken
Dry fried chicken
Dry fried chicken on paper napkins to drain oil
Adding chicken stock to fried tomatoes, onion and pepper
Adding salt and Benny spice to boiling macaroni
Water is drained from

Friday, May 10, 2013

How To Cook Pasta With Chicken Wings

A serving of pasta with chicken wings.

I enjoyed eating this pasta, so did everybody. It's my second time cooking power pasta and I think I love it. There are some kind spaghettis that do not turn out well when prepared in
jollof form but this was excellent. The texture was great. It didn't turn out like potor potor spaghetti. This meal is just awesome. 

If you are used to boiling spaghetti and eating with stew, try this. I am sure you will like it. I do not miss spaghetti, sometimes when spaghetti is served, I ask for rice. The way and manner in which I ate this one tells me that some pastas are better than others. I don't want to mention names but there is a particular type of spaghetti I have

Thursday, April 25, 2013

How To Cook Spaghetti With Spicy Mutton Soup

A plate of Got meat soup spaghetti.
This mutton soup can be cooked with goat meat. The taste is almost the same thing. It is very easy to cook. Macaroni can also be cooked this way. The soup can be served with
boiled rice for a change. It can be served the way we serve rice with our Nigerian tomato stew or be added to parboiled rice and cooked with more water until rice is tender. Instead of tomato stew, we can cook Nigerian jollof rice with this mutton or goat meat soup.

Chicken can also be cooked like this mutton soup. The chicken has to be hard chicken or orobo hard. Soft chicken may fall apart in the pot. Everyone  that  ate this meal had to ask if I added coconut milk. I also felt it tasted like coconut rice, I don't know why.  I didn't add anything

Monday, March 18, 2013

Spaghetti Bolognese Cooked Nigerian

spaghetti bolognese served with a side of water melon, lettuce and cucumber vegetables
Spaghetti Bolognese cooked Nigerian is my way of adapting the dish to what my Nigerian Family can enjoy.
*Hello dear, before