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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
 

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