I love pasta dishes and I am glad that whenever I cook any pasta dish most of my family and friends compliment the taste.
Sometime ago I was in a meeting. We were at Black Canyon Coffee shop here in Bangkok. Whilst it is a coffee shop, they also serve some meals. Since my boss was craving for something spicy that time, she ordered Spicy Spaghetti. When the order came, she offered me some and I tasted it..it’s really good. Since then I wanted to try my own version of Spicy Spaghetti.
Last week while it was raining, I was in a supermarket and saw dried chillies. Suddenly I remembered the Spicy Spaghetti. I then grabbed a pack of pasta, some fresh basil leaves, bacon and dried chillies of course. I head back home and started cooking my Spicy Spaghetti. In Thai, they usually term it as Kee Mao style. Kee Mao is a term they used to tag foods that are good match for some alcohols like Beer, Wine, etc. In Filipino term, “pang pulutan” because it whets your appetite.
200 grams spaghetti noodles
1 pack of Bacon strips
1 cup of fresh Holy Basil leaves
4 pcs dried chilli cut into 1/2 inch strips
1 medium sized onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
Olive oil for stir frying
Cook the pasta until tender but still firm. In a separate pan, fry the bacon strips. Set aside and let the oil drip or place in a bowl with paper towel. Cut into smaller pieces.
Sautee garlic and onion in olive oil. Add the bacon, dried chillies and basil leaves. Then add the cooked spaghetti noodles. Stir fry it until the ingredients are mixed well together (around 2-3 minutes).
You can sprinkle with white ground pepper and dried oregano leaves too to add more flavor.
Serve immediately with a glass of ice-cold soda.