Linguine with Hot and Spicy Shrimps & a Tomato,Ouzo Sauce (Garidomakaronada)

Goedemorgen 🙂 Ik hoop alles goed :)…ok well as you can see I do have the basics down in the Dutch language…not enough to fully have a normal conversation but getting there.  I had another lesson yesterday, and I know I have mentioned this before that this is a difficult language to learn but when you have the right teacher then with time it gets easier.  I really enjoy going to my lesson because my teacher is absolutely fantastic!  She is funny, calm and has a great sense of humor so along with the lesson we do have a few giggles. 🙂

Yesterday I decided to walk instead of taking the bike, 🙂 and for the first day of Spring it was sunny, chilly but lovely..:) When my lesson was over I popped into the super market to pick up some Shrimps for a pasta recipe that I was going to make.  Ouzo does make all the difference in this dish. 🙂  


1 package of Linguine (any pasta you prefer)

500 grams Shrimps 

1 Onion (diced optional)

4 Fresh Tomatoes (chopped)

2 teaspoons of Tomato Paste  (optional)

1/2 cup Ouzo

1 Chilli chopped  (optional)

2 Bay Leaves

1/2 cup Olive Oil



1 teaspoon Bukovo (hot pepper flakes)



Wash and drain shrimps…if you buy frozen shrimp leave them out for at least 4 hrs, to defrost.


Chop the tomatoes.


In a large pot add water, shrimps and bay leaves and boil for 20 minutes. 


Before draining the shrimps separate 2 cups of this water.  Boil salted water for pasta and add in the 2 cups of water that was set aside. 



In a separate sauce pan add the olive oil, and tomatoes cook for 15 minutes.


Continue by adding in the Ouzo.



Add the shrimps and the rest of the ingredients.  Cook for 1 hour on medium heat and until sauce has thicken.  If you don\t have hot pepper flakes you can use 1 chilli, it is best to chop it and then add it into the shrimp sauce.

Kali Orexi!!!  🙂

Comments (30)

  • mistimaan 8 months ago Reply

    Looks tasty

    foodzesty 8 months ago Reply

    Thank you P!! 🙂

  • jyo 8 months ago Reply

    Deliciousness sophie💯💯

    foodzesty 8 months ago Reply

    Thank you Jyo!! 🙂

  • Karin, theaustriandish 8 months ago Reply

    Yummy – love the addition of ouzo! That gives it this special taste 🙂

    foodzesty 8 months ago Reply

    Thanks Karin!!! 🙂 I heard last night that you guys will be having 20 degrees next week Yeahhhhhhh 🙂

    Karin, theaustriandish 8 months ago

    JUHU! Today it was already very warm and sunny. I think the bonfire last week worked! 😉

    foodzesty 8 months ago

    It must have!! heheh

  • dtills 8 months ago Reply

    I still have not tried Ouzo! I need to find some soon 💕

    foodzesty 8 months ago Reply

    I don’t like drinking it at all, but it makes such a difference in cooking. 🙂

  • MichaelStephenWills 8 months ago Reply

    Gosh that looks amazing…

  • Diana Tyler (Eccentric Muse) 8 months ago Reply

    Morning and yes, all is good. Although I don’t eat seafood, this dish looks tasty!

    foodzesty 8 months ago Reply

    Thanks Diana…Glad to hear all is well..:)

  • Novus Lectio 8 months ago Reply

    Sent a mail

  • Novus Lectio 8 months ago Reply

    Oh this makes me hungry!!

    foodzesty 8 months ago Reply

    Hi B…checked nothing received 🙁

    Novus Lectio 8 months ago

    Ohhh! I’ll resend

    foodzesty 8 months ago Reply

    🙂 Glad to hear

  • Very yummy pasta dish Sophie! Happy weekend!😊

    foodzesty 8 months ago Reply

    Thank you Ursula…how are you doing?

    You are welcome! I’m doing pretty good! How are you doing Sophie? xo

    foodzesty 8 months ago

    I’m ok my arm hurts a bit but otherwise hanging in there the best I can. 🙂

    I’m sorry to hear that, hope it gets better soon! xo

    foodzesty 8 months ago

    Thanks Ursula, it’s ok…once the weather settled down it will be back to normal. Already feeling better..:)

  • I am catching up on your blog, so I apologize in advance for too many comments on older post :):) This looks amazing. If I haven’t said it before thank you for always post such delicious, and easy to understand recipes :):):) AND I haven’t forgot the mortar and pestle I promised to post for you, along with the diner outing. I took the picture of it that day but just haven’t loaded it onto the laptop so I can post it. We talked about it in January, I hope it won’t take me until next January to post it :):)

    foodzesty 7 months ago Reply

    No need to apologize…I understand and thank you for following me…:) Huge hugs

  • dyl-icious 7 months ago Reply

    Prawns & pasta 2 of my favorite foods, looks delicious!! Will definitely give this ago, thank you x

    foodzesty 7 months ago Reply

    Your too kind…Thank you so much!! 🙂

  • InspiresN 7 months ago Reply

    wow looks so delicious, love shrimp and anything with it!

    foodzesty 6 months ago Reply

    Thanks so much 🙂 Me too just love them 🙂

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