Category: Pasta

Osso Buco (Veal)

Osso Buco (Veal)

Hello Everyone! TGIF!! Been looking forward to the weekend from like Monday, this week was a hassle right from the very first day; and I could not wait for it to be over already. Today’s recipe is one of those special dishes I enjoy, but […]

Spicy Red Thai Curry

Spicy Red Thai Curry

Hello Everyone!

I hope you are having a great week! Today’s recipe is perfect for a nice Sunday lunch or dinner with your friends and family. I had this deliciousness on Sunday for lunch with my friends. They came over for the weekend and I just had to treat them right😃. I know this recipe is a bit late on the blog but definitely worth it. It is super easy to prepare and quick, that is how I like my meals to be. I am always busy and also like to eat good, so I am always into recipes that will not keep me in the kitchen for more than 2 hours tops;😏 okay an 1 hour 30 mins during the week, I can spend my entire day in the kitchen during the weekend💃. As a lover of food, I appreciate the intricacy when it comes to food preparation and I know good quality food takes time and patience. Zinny Factor I am sure this is a recipe your readers will love, I can not keep this deliciousness away from your readers 😁

Now let’s get to it.

Enjoy!

Spicy Red Thai Curry

July 23, 2017
: 4
: 20 min
: 30 min
: 50 min
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 2 lbs of Cervettes (cleaned with head on)
  • 2-3 tbsp of Thai Red Curry Paste
  • Coconut milk (750 ml)
  • 1 Lemon Grass
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper (sliced)
  • 1 Cup of Baby Corn
  • 6-7 Dry Chili Pepper
  • 1 tbsp of Palm Sugar (or Regular Sugar)
  • Basil Leaves
  • 1 tbsp of Fish Sauce
  • 1 tsp of Sesame Oil
  • 1 tbsp of Soy Sauce
  • 1 Lime
  • 3 tbsp of Vegetable Oil
Directions
  • Step 1 Clean and prepare Cervettes and Vegetables. Cut baby corn in half or leave as a whole. Slice bell pepper and lemon grass. Cut Chili Pepper in half or leave as a whole.
  • Step 2 Heat pan on medium heat. Add vegetable oil and when it is hot, add red curry paste and stir fry for 1-2 minutes. I used store bought red curry paste, it is so much easier and less stressful.
  • Step 3 Gradually add your coconut milk and stir until both ingredients marry together. Allow to cook for 1-2 minutes and add your vegetables.including dry chili pepper.Simmer for 8-10 minutes. Add your sugar, fish sauce, sesame oil, soy sauce and corvettes
  • Step 4 properly stir and leave to simmer for an additional 5-7 minutes. Stir carefully to avoid shrimps from breaking apart.
  • Step 5 Garnish with Basil leaves and about 1 tbsp of freshly squeezed lime juice and simmer for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  • Step 6 Your food is ready!!!
  • Step 7 Serve with Rice or Pasta
  • Step 8

 

 

Jamaican Curry Goat

Jamaican Curry Goat

Hello Everyone! I hope you had a great week. Today’s recipe is my own style of Jamaican Curry Goat, I am really proud and confident about this recipe because it has been a long time coming. I love Caribbean food so much!😋😍 So I am happy […]

Sausage Balls served on Creamy Macaroni

Sausage Balls served on Creamy Macaroni

Hello Everyone, I hope you are having a good day. Here is a quick recipe you can prepare and enjoy for lunch or dinner. While I was preparing the feast I and my friends enjoyed for Christmas, I was able to prepare this for lunch […]

Mi Goreng Noodles served with Pan Seared Linguica and boiled Eggs

Mi Goreng Noodles served with Pan Seared Linguica and boiled Eggs

Hello Everyone!

Happy new week! I hope you all had a great weekend. Am so excited and looking forward to the coming weekend because one of my favorite holiday is coming up. Thanksgiving!! 💃💃 I love this holiday so much simply because I get to host my friends and family over and more importantly it’s a long weekend! I get one more day to just relax and do absolutely nothing 😀 So today’s recipe was inspired by the dozens of Indomie posts I have been seeing all over instagram 😤 I started craving noodles so bad! Anyway, I got myself in the kitchen and made a delicious plate of goodness and I topped it up with some of my favorite things, corned beef, sausages and eggs; great combination 👍 I grew up eating Indomie noodles a lot, it was basically every child’s number 1 go to meal in Nigeria. Moving to Canada did not change a thing, however it changed the type of Indomie noodles I prepared. Indomie is a brand and they produce flavors based on the country they are manufacturing for. Purchasing the kind of Indomie noodles sold in Nigeria is very expensive for a box, so I had to substitute for Mie Goreng (Indomie noodles produced in Indonesia) which is more affordable I mean you can get 2 for  a $1 or a box for $10 in any Asian grocery store 🙆 just amazzziiingg! This recipe is a quick go to meal you can make for lunch or dinner. It’s easy and not time consuming, besides its something different, who would have thought Indomie noodles can look and taste like this 👍💪  Zinny’s Factor here is another recipe you can share with your viewers. So lets get to this delicious Indomie recipe, try it and let me know what you think.

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Mi Goreng Noodles served with Pan Seared Linguica and boiled Eggs

June 25, 2017
: 2
: 15 min
: 15 min
: 30 min
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • Mie Goreng Noodles- 4
  • Corned Beef- 4-5 tbsp
  • Cherry Tomatoes- ½ cup (cleaned and halved)
  • 2 Scotch Bonnet Pepper (Sliced)
  • Yellow Onion (sliced)
  • 2 Stalks of Scallion (sliced)
  • 1 Carrot (diced)
  • Green Pepper (diced)
  • Linguica Sausages (sliced)
  • 2 Boiled Eggs
  • 5-6 tbsp of butter
  • 3 tbsp of Olive Oil
  • Sesame Oil
  • Mint leaves
  • Pepper Flakes
Directions
  • Step 1 Bring water to a boil, cook noodles for 1-2 minutes, strain and set aside. Place noodles in a bowl, and add noodle seasonings except fried onions.
  • Step 2 In a pan, add 2 tbsp of olive oil and butter on medium heat. Add onions, scallions, cherry tomatoes, carrot, green pepper, scotch bonnet peppers and saute for 4-5 minutes.
  • Step 3 Add corned beef and cook for 2-4 minutes. Add your noodles using tongs and cook with vegetables until all ingredients have married all together. Drizzle some sesame oil and increase heat to medium high and cook for a minute. Remove from heat and plate.
  • Step 4 In a pan, add 1 tbsp of oil and cook sausages for 2-4 minutes on both sides until colored beautifully. Garnish noodles with fried onion, pepper flakes and mint.
  • Step 5 Food is ready!!!

Special Chow Mein

Special Chow Mein

Hello Everyone! I hope you are all having a lovely day.  So a fellow blogger whom I am also proud to call a friend reached out to me. She requested I come up with quick and easy recipes you can prepare for work, so she […]

Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Pasta

Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Pasta

Hello Everyone! Happy New Week!! Today’s lunch or dinner inspiration is my delicious creamy chicken and mushroom pasta. Yummmmm!😋 What I love about this dish is the way the shells hold on to the sauce, enjoying each other’s warm embrace ah!! just amazing. It’s super […]

Jollof Spaghetti and Meatballs

Jollof Spaghetti and Meatballs

Hello Everyone!

I hope you are having a great week.  Today’s lunch and dinner inspiration is Jollof Spaghetti and Meatballs. Going back to my roots, Jollof spaghetti is one meal enjoyed across Nigeria. It is an Italian version of a classic Tomato sauce and Pasta. Jollof Spaghetti is usually served with grilled or fried chicken, beef or fish (mostly fried). Growing up, I believe this was every child’s favorite meal for lunch (one of), rather ‘is’ still every child’s favorite meal for lunch. I had this so much growing up, to a point I stopped eating Jollof spaghetti; it had nothing to do with being tired of the taste but rather with the way it was prepared. When I started cooking at an early age and tasted the finer things in life, the norm became old to me and I explored new ways to prepare and still enjoy one of my favorites. Meatballs and Pasta is very common, and widely served in most restaurants and diners, and this recipe was inspired from this classic dish. The meatballs are moist, juicy and delicious; and when paired with the stew and pasta, just mouth watering; you can always rely on this recipe to be a hit for your family. Mothers get in here!, switch things up and make lunch exciting for your kids’ next meal for school.

Note: Updated Jollof Spaghetti Recipe Jollof Spaghetti

Now let’s get to it!

Jollof Spaghetti and Meatballs

June 24, 2017
: 6
: 25 min
: Hard

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Ingredients
  • Ground Beef Seasoning
  • 2 lb of Ground Beef
  • 1 and ½ Cup of Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 tbsp of Butter
  • 1 tbsp of Italian Seasoning
  • ½ tbsp of Black Pepper
  • 2 Cloves of Fresh Garlic (minced)
  • ¼ Cup of Chopped Yellow Onion
  • ½ tsp of Ground Ginger
  • 3 tbsp of Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Stew Mixture (Blended)
  • 4 Fresh Tomatoes
  • 3-4 Red Bell Peppers
  • 2-3 tbsp of tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp of Fresh Ginger
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic
  • Yellow Onion ( Halved)
  • 3 Scotch Bonnet Pepper
  • Stew Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp of Curry
  • 1 tbsp of Italian Seasoning
  • ½ tbsp of Black Pepper
  • 2 Seasoning Cubes
  • ⅛ tsp of Grated Nutmeg
  • Parsley (Freshly chopped or flakes)
  • Salt
Directions
  • Step 1 Blend all ingredients for stew mixture and set aside. If you do not like hot food, you can remove the seeds in the scotch bonnet pepper or you can reduce the quantity used.
  • Step 2 In a hot pan, add 1 tbsp of olive oil and saute onion and garlic until caramelized. Start with onion first and then add garlic later on to avoid it from burning. Set aside to cool.
  • Step 3 In a bowl, add ground beef, and all meatball ingredients including sauteed onion and garlic and mix with hands. I did not use bread crumbs in this meatball recipe, however feel free to use if you want really firm meatballs, be sure to reduce the quantity of Parmesan cheese and butter used. Add salt to preference.
  • Step 4 Roll meat into 1 ½ inch medium sized meatballs. In a hot nonstick pan or pot, add 2 tbsp of oil and cook meatballs on both sides for 3-5 minutes each or until it is no longer pink. Set aside.
  • Step 5 In the same pan or pot with leftover oil from cooking the meatballs, add 2-3 tbsp of oil and add blended stew mixture when hot. Fry stew mixture for 3-5 minutes. Cook on medium high heat and stir often to avoid it sticking to the pot.
  • Step 6 Reduce heat to medium low. Add beef broth ( can substitute for chicken), and stew seasoning
  • Step 7 Add salt according to preference. Cook for 7-9 minutes.
  • Step 8 Bring water to a boil in a separate pot to cook your spaghetti. Salt water as salty as seawater, and cook pasta until Al dente. Before sieving, save about ¼ cup of pasta water.
  • Step 9 When stew is properly cooked and all ingredients are married in the pot, taste for seasoning and adjust if needed. Add meatballs and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Step 10 In the same pot used to cook pasta, add your spaghetti, 1-2 tbsp of butter (depending on quantity of pasta cooked), saved pasta water and 2- 3 cooking spoons of stew and properly mix
  • Step 11 cook for about 2-3 minutes and adjust for salt if needed. Save some stew to top on spaghetti and garnish with parsley ( I used parsley flakes).
  • Step 12 Your food is ready!!

 

 

Shrimp Coconut Curry Sauce served with Linguine

Shrimp Coconut Curry Sauce served with Linguine

Hello Everyone! I hope you are having a great week.  It has been a really hectic week at the office and I cannot wait until it is O-V-E-R!! 😓.  I definitely cannot wait until this phase of my life is done, looking forward to the […]