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Tapa Preparation

Pasta Preparation

  • Spaghettini noodles (any Italian brand) 400.0 g
  • Water 4.0 cup
  • Olive oil as needed
  • Garlic cloves, peeled and minced 120.0 g
  • Chili Flakes 4.0 g
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil 30.0 ml


  • Flat Leaf Parsley, finely chopped 30.0 g
  • Poached Egg
  • Egg 3.0 pc
  • White vinegar 240.0 ml
  • Ice Bath
  • Shredded Cooked Beef Pata 300.0 g

Make an exciting version of the classic aglio olio pasta with tapa and poached egg.



  1. Tapa Preparation

    • Make a quick version of making tapa for a la minute service by creating a marinade combining Knorr Liquid Seasoning, Knorr Tamarind Soup Base, pineapple juice, and pepper
    • Heat the oil in a non-stick pan
    • Sweat the garlic
    • Add the beef and the marinade and let it cook until the liquid starts to glaze the meat
    • Turn the heat off and let the tapa cool completely
    • Shred the beef finely
    • This shredded tapa may be stored in portion packs in the freezer for future use
  2. Pasta Preparation

    • Cook the pasta and set aside
    • In a saute pan, heat the olive oil in low to medium fire
    • Add the garlic, chili flakes, and a pinch of salt
    • Add the cooked pasta and toss well
    • If needed, add pasta water
    • Drizzle with olive oil
  3. Presentation

    • Carefully spoon the poached egg onto the pasta
    • Serve