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Spicy Spaghetti with Capers

with Lemon Zest and Chile Pepper
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Spicy Spaghetti with Capers

Spicy Spaghetti with Capers - Quick and indulgent for pasta lovers who appreciate spiciness

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Health Score:
Health Score
5,0 / 10
Difficulty:
very easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
20 min.
Preparation
Calories:
513
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

It's true: Really low-fat is different. But it doesn't matter, on the contrary: Because olive and rapeseed oil provide highly welcome "good" unsaturated fatty acids that protect the heart and vessels and keep the cholesterol level in balance.

With wholemeal pasta the nutrient balance can be increased even further - but then plan a slightly longer cooking time!

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie513 kcal(24 %)
Protein13 g(13 %)
Fat20 g(17 %)
Carbohydrates69 g(46 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage5.5 g(18 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E2.9 mg(24 %)
Vitamin B₁0.2 mg(20 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin4 mg(33 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate13 μg(4 %)
Pantothenic acid0.3 mg(5 %)
Biotin1.2 μg(3 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin C2 mg(2 %)
Potassium183 mg(5 %)
Calcium37 mg(4 %)
Magnesium68 mg(23 %)
Iron1.8 mg(12 %)
Iodine1 μg(1 %)
Zinc1.6 mg(20 %)
Saturated fatty acids2.6 g
Uric acid62 mg
Cholesterol0 mg
Development of this recipe:

Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
14 ounces
1
2
1
6 sprigs
1
3 tablespoons
Caper (from a jar)
2 tablespoons
5 tablespoons
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 large Pot, 1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Fine grater, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Skillet, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Sieve, 1 Measuring cups, 1 large Bowl

Preparation steps

1.
Spicy Spaghetti with Capers preparation step 1

Cook spaghetti according to package directions in plenty of boiling salted water until al dente. Meanwhile, halve chile pepper lengthwise, remove the seeds, rinse and finely chop.

2.
Spicy Spaghetti with Capers preparation step 2

Peel the garlic and shallot and chop very finely.

3.
Spicy Spaghetti with Capers preparation step 3

Rinse basil, shake dry, pluck leaves and cut into narrow strips.

4.
Spicy Spaghetti with Capers preparation step 4

Rinse lemon, wipe dry and finely grate about 2 teaspoons lemon rind (save rest of the lemon for another use). Drain the capers.

5.
Spicy Spaghetti with Capers preparation step 5

Heat the canola oil and olive oil in a pan. Add garlic and shallot and sauté until translucent. Add chile pepper and capers and cook briefly.

6.
Spicy Spaghetti with Capers preparation step 6

Drain the spaghetti in a sieve, taking care to collect 75 ml (approximately 1/3 cup) of cooking water. Stir cooking water with the lemon zest and the chile pepper-oil mixture. Season with salt and pepper, mix in a bowl with the spaghetti and basil and serve.