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LINGUINE WITH HOT AND SPICY SHRIMPS & A TOMATO,OUZO SAUCE (GARIDOMAKARONADA)

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Wash and drain shrimps…if you buy frozen shrimp leave them out for at least 4 hrs, to defrost.
  2. Chop the tomatoes.
  3. In a large pot add water, shrimps and bay leaves and boil for 20 minutes.
  4. 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.
  5. In a separate sauce pan add the olive oil, and tomatoes cook for 15 minutes.
  6. Continue by adding in the Ouzo.
  7. 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.