I call it Pasta Ilocana

Pasta Ilocana

SPAGHETTI is the favorite pig out food at home. Every once in a while, I come up with a new spaghetti surprise for the family. My amazing adventure buddy, Ona, who’s a great cook, introduced me to this spaghetti dish with an Ilocano  flavor.  It had Ilocos longaniza and the omnipresent KBL (FYI, kamatis, bugguong and lasona.) Maybe  because my taste buds are more Ilocano, I easily fell in love with it. I forgot how she calls  her pasta dish, so I’ll name my version Pasta Ilocana. It’s super easy to cook it.

Pasta Ilocana ingredients

You’ll need the following (4-6  servings):

  • 4-5 pieces Ilocos longganisa, torn into small pieces
  • 300 grams cooked spaghetti
  • 2 pieces onions, chopped
  • 12 pieces native tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 tbsps bugguong (shrimp sauce). Aside from bugguong, I usually add a tablespoonful of gourmet daing or tuyo like the ones from Connie’s Kitchen. You can also substitute the shrimp sauce with canned anchovies.
  • 1-2 tbsps olive oil
  • grated parmesan cheese

How to:

  1. Heat up the olive oil in a skillet. Add and brown the longganisa.
  2. Put in onions and  tomatoes and sauté until limp. Add bugguong and/or gourmet daing. Reduce heat and toss in the noodles.
  3. Mix in about 2 tbsps parmesan cheese. Remove from heat and serve with extra cheese on the side. Enjoy your Pasta Ilocana!

2 thoughts on “I call it Pasta Ilocana

  1. I am looking for a recipe for Pancit like my fiancee’s mother makes. She is Ilocano, so I though that maybe you would have something similar. The key difference is that she uses 3 types of noodles in the dish. Do you know a recipe like that? He will cry with joy if I can make it for him.

    • i know what pancit you are talking about, louise. we cook that at home, but i need time to put it in writing. i hope it can wait. will post the thing as a feature in the blog/// perhaps, this weekend:) thanks!

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