[Let’s Cook] Napolitan Spaghetti / A simple Japanese-style spaghetti made with ketchup

You want to cook #spaghetti but you don’t have the sophisticated ingredients at home, then this #Napolitan Spaghetti is what you need to try out. This Japanese-style spaghetti uses basic pantry staples to cook and it is amazingly simple.

Here are the ingredients yielding 1 portion:

Spaghetti 100g
Garlic 1 clove
Onion 1/4 portion
Sausage (Here, I used 1.5 stick of Johnsonville sausage)
Mushroom 4 pieces
Butter 20g
Pepper (Can use bell pepper, peperoncino, etc.)
Olive Oil
Salt and pepper
Ketchup 3 Tbsp
Oyster sauce 1 tsp
Milk 2 Tbsp
Parmesan cheese 2 Tbsp

Here’s a quick history of this particular dish:

Naporitan or Napolitan is a popular Japanese pasta dish. The dish consists of spaghetti, tomato ketchup or a tomato-based sauce, onion, button mushrooms, green peppers, sausage, bacon and Tabasco sauce. #Naporitan is claimed to be from Yokohama. An instant Naporitan is also available in Japan today.

How to cook:

Dice up 1 garlic clove, 1/4 portion of onion, slice up 4 pieces of mushroom, 1.5 stick sausage and your pepper.

Next, prepare a wide pot and add salt to the water. When the water comes to a boil, add 100g of spaghetti into the pot. Cook for 7~ 9 min. The sauce should be prepared by the time the spaghetti gets cooked.

While the spaghetti is being cooked, get a frying pan, pour olive oil and throw in the diced garlic. When the garlic begins to brown, add in the diced onions and the pepper. Stir around until the onions get transparent.

Throw in the sliced mushroom and stir until the mushroom becomes golden brown. Next, we add butter into the pan. Stir around until the butter is melted.

Put in the sliced sausages and add salt and pepper to your taste. Mix around until the sausage is cooked well.

Time for the sauce. Add 3 Tbsp of ketchup (get a good quality ketchup if possible) and 1 tsp of oyster sauce. Stir it around so that the mixture is good.

When the pasta is done, move the spaghetti in to the pan. You can add 2 Tbsp of pasta water into the pan as well.

Now the final stage. Stir around the pasta so that the sauce is well coated on the pasta. Then add 2 Tbsp of milk and 2 Tbsp of ground Parmesan cheese into the pan.

Serving time. Serve on a nice plate and add some parsley and additional cheese and you are good to go. Itadakemas!

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