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THE CULTURE OF YUM+SPAGHETTI


Summer; Pasta; Spaghettis; Traditional: Mom Recipe: Caribbean Style Spaghettis; Culture
Yum+Spaghetti (Dominican Spaghetti)


YUM+Spaghetti was originally born and created in the caribbean, to be exact- Dominican Republic or as some of you may still know it as-- Hispaniola. Traditionally, this type of cuisine and/or spaghettis symbolises culture and tradition; This recipe is super easy to make and delicious... it is the go to dish for family trips to the rivers and/or the beaches. In fact to dig into it a little deeper, I learned about this dish going on family vacations to that beautiful island, this is what makes it more memorable in my opinion. As a matter fact, this particular pasta dish was recently featured on Bon Appetit, Eaters, Brit+Co, Patch and more. I wanted to partake also in sharing my unique personal recipe for my fans and followers to devour. This right here, is a perfect dish for the end-of-summer with a simple twist of flavors and ingredients to enjoy for lunch or a quick dinner with the family.


NOTE: Yum+Spaghetti tastes even better the next day, you can warm it up or eat it cold too.


Absolutely Perfect + Easy Dominican Spaghetti Recipe

Ready in 25-30 minutes

Serves 2-3 servings (small portions)

280 calories


Wholesome Ingredients


Spaghetti:

  • 1/2 of a Box or Bag of Spaghetti (*) Please add salt to the water when boiling.

Sauce:

  • 1/2 - 1 Cup of Salami (Smoked Cooked) or Cured Sausage ( Pork or Beef ) SEE NOTE BELOW FOR THE SALAMI / CURED SAUSAGE

  • 2 Tbsp of butter

  • 1 Tbsp of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 1 Medium Onion Diced

  • 4 Tbsp of Tomatoes Paste

  • 1-2 Roma Tomatoes (minced)

  • 4 Cloves of Garlic (mashed or grated)

  • 1/2 Cup of Carnation Evaporated Milk or Heavy Cream

  • 1 Tsp of Himalayan Salt

  • 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper

  • 1-2 Tbsp of Green Olives & Capers (diced)

Finisher /Topping:

  • 1/4 - 1/2 Cup of Grated Parmesan Cheese

NOTE: Head over to your Hispanic Aisles, Ethnic Aisles, or Speciality Foods section and look for my preference brand-- Induveca Salami Smoked Cooked (Tip: You can find it on Amazon for a hefty price if you've never been to the Hispanic / Latino aisles.)


YUM+FOOD FACTS: Embrace different types of foods and cultures--This will enable you to open up your palate. Always, try to experience flavors of the world. - Iso Rapalo


Preparation


(Step-by-Step)

  1. Gather, Prep, Diced and Minced: onions, tomatoes, olives, capers and mashed garlic.

  2. In a pot, add water and salt, boil the spaghetti softer than Al-Dente (it’s a must- trust me). Drain and set-aside until the sauce is ready.

Sauce:

  1. Assemble time: In a heavy duty saucepan and a wooden spork (Spoon/Fork). Add the Butter and Extra Virgin Olive Oil to the saucepan over medium heat. Carefully add the diced onions and garlic until translucent.

  2. Next, add the diced Salami/Sausage and cook it until it has a nice brown color- don't burn it. (OPTIONAL, you can also go #meatless with this recipe).

  3. Add everything else to the saucepan: tomatoes paste, diced tomatoes, olives & capers and the 1/2 oz of Carnation Milk or heavy cream.

  4. Seasoned it with Himalayan Salt & Black Pepper to your taste.

  5. Let it simmer and thicken a bit, just for a few minutes (3-5 minutes) until all the flavors are well combined.

  6. Final step, at the end-- add the boiled spaghetti and mix well with the sauciness creation above and don't forget the Parmesan Cheese as a finisher/ topping!


PLEASE ENJOY!!!

...Guess what? You have just created and indulged a

Food+Culture recipe...in one bite #YUMISOYUM !


Tips


Follow the step-by-step and adjust the flavors to your taste. You really can't messed this up my peeps, it's super easy and quick to make!


WOULD YOU LIKE A VIDEO OF THE PROCESS? Comment below or Direct Message !



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