A BBC food journalist stunned Italians and pasta lovers even with a strange “Hawaiian spaghetti” recipe.
The pasta recipe, dubbed a “family recipe that makes the most of canned foods”, was first shared on Twitter by an appalled foodie.
“BREAKING: BBC declares war on Italy,” journalist Chaminda Jayanetti jokednext to a screenshot of the pasta recipe.
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The recipe is a variation of the classic Hawaiian Pizzausing toppings such as chunks of pineapple and ham mixed with onion, garlic, cheese and spaghetti.
“If your kids love Hawaiian pizza, this ham and pineapple pasta is a great alternative to try for a quick midweek dinner,” wrote author Lorna Cooper.
The simple four-step method involves cooking the pineapple chunks with the juice, which was the suggestion that shocked Twitter users the most.
“Drain the pineapple, reserving the juice. Add the cream cheese and pineapple chunks to the onion and garlic, along with half the juice,” the recipe says.
“Cook together for 2-3 minutes, or until cheese melts and pineapple chunks are hot. Add remaining juice and heat gently.”
Pasta lovers weren’t impressed with the unusual take on the already controversial Hawaiian pizza, with some saying it was a “hobbyist” recipe.
“This is it, this is the worst of all this monstrosity. Sweet and creamy pasta,” one woman wrote. “I bet the sauce separates from the juices. Keep simmering thinking about the flavors and textures.”
“The fact that they cook the pineapple is a sign that they are amateurs at work,” another person added.
One person joked: ‘I urge my fellow Italians to show restraint in the face of this blatant provocation.’
“I made the demon pasta but added canned tomatoes and sweet pepper sauce. The mozzarella and parmesan was a better option than the cream cheese. It was surprisingly good,” a- he writes.
You can find the full recipe here.
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