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This week's Featured Food Friday player is ...

Mr. Nicholas, with his post, "Pasteli" on his site: Intelliblog.

Who would have thought that you'd only need three ingredients to make this healthy treat?! Yes, only three (but you can add more, if you want). Click on the shot to find out!
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I decided to pass by the wet market earlier today, and was quite happy to find shrimps that were still alive! Of course, I just had to buy half a kilo, which became my post for today: Spaghetti with Shrimp and Basil.


  • Fresh Shrimps
  • Spaghetti (cooked accdg. to package directions)
  • Basil cubes (I used only around six cubes)
  • garlic powder, salt, pepper


  • Clean the shrimps (meaning, just cut off the sharp rostrum tip and pull the pair of antennule; we seldom remove the shells and devein them before cooking - the taste is somewhere in those shells! lol)
  • Place in pan, with about half a cup of water, and lots of cracked pepper. Add around half a teaspoon of salt, and a few dashes of garlic powder.
  • Cover the pan, or else the shrimps will go jumping away!
  • Cook until it turns reddish-orange, then add in the frozen basil cubes (made them here). Turn off heat.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning.
  • Add to the cooked spaghetti.
  • You may add chili flakes, if you want.
  • Devour.

I added the basil cubes only after the shrimps were cooked since I didn't want to cook the basil so much. I loved it! So easy, and fast! :)

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4 shared thoughts:

Winnie at: Fri Mar 21, 05:39:00 AM GMT+8 said...

Thank you Maiylah for the party :)
Your dish is not for me (seafood is forbidden for us) but it looks GREAT !!

Hazel at: Fri Mar 21, 11:29:00 AM GMT+8 said...

I would eat it Maiylah if I didn't have to prepare it :) Maybe one day when I retire I will have time to play meticulous with shrimps. Food makes us imagine so many things. Retiring in ten years could be one of them.

Oggi at: Fri Mar 21, 11:50:00 PM GMT+8 said...

Love your spaghetti with basil!

Intelliblog at: Sat Mar 22, 05:45:00 AM GMT+8 said...

Thanks for featuring the pasteli recipe, Maiylah. That seafood pasta looks delicious!

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