" I truly think it is best to be a robin lightly dressed concocting soup inside my nest" ~Maurice Sendak

Snow Day

In our city today we had a rare snow day.

The kids had no school and most adults were sent home from work if they even went into work.
Its nice when you are cosy at home and don't have to drive in it.
After all the shoveling its nice to come inside to a hearty meal.

This dish is a different twist on spaghetti sauce. The use of Moroccan spices impart a sweet and spicy flavour to this sauce.
You can use ground chicken or turkey in place of the beef if you wish.
Top with crumbled feta instead of or along with the usual Parmesan.

Let it Snow!

Moroccan Style Spaghetti

  • ~olive oil
  • 1 pkg of spaghetti
  • 1 pound of ground beef, turkey or chicken
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 tbsp each cumin and cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of paprika, salt and basil
  • 1 tsp of minced ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 798 ml can of diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup of crumbled feta cheese

Cook pasta according to package directions.

Meanwhile in a large deep saucepan heat the olive oil over medium heat and add the onion. Cook until softened.
Add the meat and cook until no longer pink and crumbly.
Add the spices and tomatoes and mix well.
Reduce heat and simmer for 30 to 45 minutes.

Serve over hot spaghetti and top with crumbled feta.

Wine Suggestion: Malbec


1 comment:

  1. Wow, Moroccan spaghetti? I sure never have tried this one before. It looks delicious from the picture. I'm gonna try this recipe coz I'm always on the lookout for other versions of our regular pasta dishes.