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Red alert: this hot and spicy pasta bowl of al dente spaghetti, salted capers, olive oil and harissa paste is so addictive!

Spicy Pasta with Harissa

Red alert: this hot and spicy pasta bowl of al dente spaghetti, salted capers, olive oil and harissa paste is so addictive!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2
Calories per serving 628 kcal

Ingredients

  • 9 oz dry pasta (250 g)
  • ΒΌ cup olive oil (60 ml)
  • 2 tbsp spicy harissa paste
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • a handful fresh herbs chopped
  • 2 tbsp capers in brine
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Fill a large and high pan with cold water, season it with a good dash of salt and place it over high heat until boiling. Then add the pasta and cook it until tender. Keep an eye on it!

  2. Red alert: this hot and spicy pasta bowl of al dente spaghetti, salted capers, olive oil and harissa paste is so addictive!

  3. In the meantime pour the olive oil in a small saucepan. Then add the harissa paste and the tomato paste to it.


  4. Red alert: this hot and spicy pasta bowl of al dente spaghetti, salted capers, olive oil and harissa paste is so addictive!

  5. Whisk until well combined and then place the saucepan over medium-low heat for 3 minutes. Add the freshly chopped herbs and salted capers to the harissa sauce. Season with a little pinch of salt.

  6. Red alert: this hot and spicy pasta bowl of al dente spaghetti, salted capers, olive oil and harissa paste is so addictive!

  7. Stir the harissa sauce well, then check the seasoning and add more harissa or salt to taste if necessary. Once the pasta is tender and cooked, drain it and transfer the cooked pasta back to the pan. Drizzle it with the harissa sauce.

  8. Red alert: this hot and spicy pasta bowl of al dente spaghetti, salted capers, olive oil and harissa paste is so addictive!

  9. Stir the spicy pasta well to coat it evenly with the harissa sauce. Then transfer the spicy pasta onto plates and serve hot.

  10. Red alert: this hot and spicy pasta bowl of al dente spaghetti, salted capers, olive oil and harissa paste is so addictive!