Ingredients

  • Serves 3 people
  • 400 g spaghetti

  • 2 tbsp italian parsley

  • 100 ml olive oil

  • 40 g grated parmesan chese

  • 100 g green curly chillies

  • 5 green tomatoes

  • 6 cloves garlic

  • 6 shallots

  • 2 lime leaves

  • 1 tsp sugar

  • 1 tiger prawn (deveined)

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Recipe Courtesy of
Asian Food Network

Spaghetti Cabe Ijo (Green Chilli Spaghetti)

Seafood, spice and pasta is the perfect busy day combination that will appease any spice lover. Green chilies or cabai hijau, an everyday condiment in Indonesian cuisine, adds a refreshing oomph of heat to your usual pasta plate. Lime too, livens it up with a slight tarty, zesty taste. You can always take the heat down a notch by using less, so you don’t sweat too much over your dinner while coating your spaghetti or fettuccine with a slurp-worthy dose of Asian spices. Garnish with extra herbs or grated parmesan cheese on top and you’re all set to dig in!
  • Easy
  • 20 min
  • 15 min
  • 15 min
  • 3 steps
  • 11 Ingredients
  • Easy
  • 3 steps
  • 11 Ingredients
  • 20 min
  • 15 min
  • 15 min

Instructions

  1. Making the green chilli paste (sambal hijau)

    • To make green chili paste, boil green curly chilies, shallots, garlic & green tomatoes in water, until they are soft.

    • Mash with a mortar and pestle, or coarsely chop in food processor.

    • Heat up olive oil in a pan, pour the green chilli paste into the pan.

    • Add lime leaves and sugar.

    • Fry the paste in olive oil until it is fragrant.

    • Cook until the water in the paste evaporates, and it turns into a darker green.

    • Set aside your green chilli paste.

    Making the green chilli paste (sambal hijau)


  2. Boiling the pasta

    • Boil the pasta according to instructions on the box (as each brand is different).

    • Drain the pasta and put it into a big bowl. Save some pasta water for adding into the sauce later.



  3. Putting it all together

    • evein the tiger prawn, cut it in half, and sauté in butter on medium heat for about 5 minutes, or until it is no more translucent, and turns orange.

    • Finely chop the Italian parsley.

    • To the big bowl of spaghetti, add the green chili paste, grated parmesan cheese and the freshly chopped Italian parsley. 

    • Mix well. Add salt to taste.

    • To create more sauce, add some pasta water, a tablespoon at a time.

    Putting it all together


Plate and Serve!

When serving, sprinkle more Parmesan cheese, and top with the sauteed tiger prawn.

Plate and Serve!

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Ingredients
  • Serves 3 people
  • 400 g spaghetti

  • 2 tbsp italian parsley

  • 100 ml olive oil

  • 40 g grated parmesan chese

  • 100 g green curly chillies

  • 5 green tomatoes

  • 6 cloves garlic

  • 6 shallots

  • 2 lime leaves

  • 1 tsp sugar

  • 1 tiger prawn (deveined)

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