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

Goedemorgen ๐Ÿ™‚ 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.ย ย 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.ย  I really enjoy going to my lesson because my teacher is absolutely fantastic!ย  She is funny, calm and has a great sense of humor so along with the lessonย we do have a few giggles. ๐Ÿ™‚

Yesterday I decided to walk instead of taking the bike, ๐Ÿ™‚ 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.ย  Ouzo does make all the difference in this dish. ๐Ÿ™‚ย ย 



  • 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
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Bukovo hot pepper flakes


  • Wash and drain shrimpsโ€ฆif 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 dont have hot pepper flakes you can use 1 chilli, it is best to chop it and then add it into the shrimp sauce.


  1. Looks tasty

  2. Deliciousness sophie๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ

  3. Yummy – love the addition of ouzo! That gives it this special taste ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I still have not tried Ouzo! I need to find some soon ๐Ÿ’•

  5. Gosh that looks amazing…

  6. Diana Tyler (Eccentric Muse)

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

  7. Sent a mail

  8. Oh this makes me hungry!!

  9. Very yummy pasta dish Sophie! Happy weekend!๐Ÿ˜Š

  10. 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 :):)

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

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

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