I actually wanted to post this tomorrow on Halloween itself, but as it’s on a monday this year, I think everybody already celebrated it yesterday and I might be way too late now, haha.. so I decided to post it now. In case somebody likes to make it today or maybe tomorrow!
In Holland we don’t do Halloween. We do have something similar though, called ‘Sint Maarten’. Kids go with a hand-made lanterns from door to door and sing songs and will get a treat. But it has nothing to do with scary things or dressing up. I like it. Personally I’m not a big fan of Halloween, but I did like making a recipe for it. I also like all the pumpkins everywhere and people being creative with them. So in a way I do like Halloween, I just don’t like the dressing up and the skeleton and zombie fun. It’s just not me, haha!
For this recipes I chose spiders. As a vegan I like to involve animals in a positive way, though this seems like we’re eating them. No worries, the spiders are made of olives.. yup! Personally I don’t think they are scary btw, but I know people think they are. Are you scared of spiders? Hopefully after making this you think spiders are a lot of fun!
2 bunches of black noodles
1/2 onion (chopped)
1 big clove of garlic (mashed)
1 can chopped tomatoes
1/4 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 tsp oregano
pepper/salt (to taste)
1/4 cup cheese (grated)
9 black olives (cut into spiders)
-Cook the noodles as described on the pack.
-Fry the onion and the garlic for about 2 minutes.
-Add the smoked paprika and oregano. Also add some pepper and salt to taste.
-Put the lid on the pan an let this simmer for about 10 minutes on a low fire.
-In the meantime cut up the olives: Use half an olive for the body of the spider and use 1 whole olive (cut into 8) for the paws.
-Put the noodles on a plate and pour the hot sauce over it.
-When it’s still hot make a spiderweb with the cheese: Make a few circles from small to big and then start in the middle making a star-shape.
-Add the spiders.
Are you going to make this recipe tonight? It’s so easy and fun to make! Please let me know if you tried it. Or even better.. show me on Instagram by using #PlanetManel. Thank you! X