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 1 year ago Reply
    Looks tasty
    foodzesty 1 year ago Reply
    Thank you P!! :)
  • jyo 1 year ago Reply
    Deliciousness sophie💯💯
    foodzesty 1 year ago Reply
    Thank you Jyo!! :)
  • Yummy - love the addition of ouzo! That gives it this special taste :)
    foodzesty 1 year ago Reply
    Thanks Karin!!! :) I heard last night that you guys will be having 20 degrees next week Yeahhhhhhh :)
    JUHU! Today it was already very warm and sunny. I think the bonfire last week worked! ;)
    foodzesty 1 year ago
    It must have!! heheh
  • dtills 1 year ago Reply
    I still have not tried Ouzo! I need to find some soon 💕
    foodzesty 1 year ago Reply
    I don't like drinking it at all, but it makes such a difference in cooking. :)
  • MichaelStephenWills 1 year ago Reply
    Gosh that looks amazing...
  • Diana Tyler (Eccentric Muse) 1 year ago Reply
    Morning and yes, all is good. Although I don't eat seafood, this dish looks tasty!
    foodzesty 1 year ago Reply
    Thanks Diana...Glad to hear all is well..:)
  • Novus Lectio 1 year ago Reply
    Sent a mail
  • Novus Lectio 1 year ago Reply
    Oh this makes me hungry!!
    foodzesty 1 year ago Reply
    Hi B...checked nothing received :(
    Novus Lectio 1 year ago
    Ohhh! I'll resend
    foodzesty 1 year ago Reply
    :) Glad to hear
  • Very yummy pasta dish Sophie! Happy weekend!😊
    foodzesty 1 year ago Reply
    Thank you Ursula...how are you doing?
    You are welcome! I'm doing pretty good! How are you doing Sophie? xo
    foodzesty 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago Reply
    No need to apologize...I understand and thank you for following me...:) Huge hugs
  • dyl-icious 1 year ago Reply
    Prawns & pasta 2 of my favorite foods, looks delicious!! Will definitely give this ago, thank you x
    foodzesty 1 year ago Reply
    Your too kind...Thank you so much!! :)
  • InspiresN 1 year ago Reply
    wow looks so delicious, love shrimp and anything with it!
    foodzesty 1 year ago Reply
    Thanks so much :) Me too just love them :)

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