35 responses

  1. Michele
    February 16, 2011

    Being Italian, I too was just about outraged when my Peruvian boyfriend asked "No rice with this?" as I served a hearty dish of macaroni for dinner. Was he crazy?! How dare he ask such a question! Another time he said I should put some of the sauce I made over rice (in place of macaroni). Ummm..I think not. Sauce is for pasta or dipping your bread into. Period. That being said……the first time I saw Dominican "spaghettis" I turned my nose up to it also. Salami and olives in spaghetti? What?! Well…..was I wrong. I LOVE it!!! One of my favorite Dominican dishes and I thank you for posting a recipe!! Can't wait to try making it myself.

    • Aunt Clara
      February 17, 2011

      Phew! I thought it was only us. If you think we've gone too far with spaghetti, you should see what the world has done to your pizza! Italian food rocks (a culinary trip to Italy is one of my best memories), I hope I can go again sometime.

  2. Damiana
    February 21, 2011

    I absolutely love, love, love, this website. I'm making the dishes I grew up eating for my boys and it's fun watching them enjoy them as much as I do.

  3. Ileana
    March 18, 2011

    I tried this recipe and it came out so wrong =(

    I was so looking forward for the greasy juicy taste it has. instead I was left with very pale unflavored spaguetti. And I'm just wondering what I could've done wrong. I chose to add the milk instead of the vinegar since I can recall my family using milk. but it came out horrible!. I have seen my family do this recipe without using salami, so I hope it wasn't bc I didnt add salami to it.please, any advise?

    totally frustrated,


    • Aunt Clara
      March 21, 2011

      No idea. I never heard anyone that had that problem. Perhaps you skipped a step or ingredient.

  4. Caroline
    March 23, 2011

    u thinkyou can post some of the ingridients in spanish? i know english but some of the ingredients name like buulger i dont know what they mean. ill appreciate it if you can post or email me them in spanish so i can try cooking it. im in culinary arts in my school so we cook everyday off scrap no instructions.

  5. Aunt Clara
    March 23, 2011
  6. Patricia
    March 26, 2011

    Hello, what about "espaguetis con pollo guisado"?

    I have my version. I'd like to see yours.

    • Aunt Clara
      March 29, 2011

      Putting that in our list for future recipes. Thanks.

  7. Brian Pike
    March 31, 2011

    Can you throw up the national meal of La Bandera. I need La Bandera.

    • Aunt Clara
      April 3, 2011

      Check at the end of this article.

  8. Yasmin
    May 20, 2011

    THANK YOU!!! I've been looking for a recipe like this since a few years ago! My grandma used to make this all the time (yes, with a side of rice!!) and I loved it as a kid! She has since passed away, so I'm SO HAPPY to find this recipe!!! THANK YOU!!

  9. Ysmenia Caba
    June 13, 2011

    I just made it.. I loved it and my daughter too, lets see what my puerto Rican boyfriend would say. Brings me back to my childhood.

  10. Ysmenia
    June 13, 2011

    Now Im making dulce de coco.

  11. Jennifer
    September 19, 2011

    Muchisimas gracias, me quedo buenisimo.. Mi negro no espero los tostones, se comio la olla de espagueti vacia.. hehehehe.. Thank you..

  12. Marlene Mata
    September 19, 2011

    I tried this recipe for the first time (actually I ate this meal before but was made by my uncle from Brooklyn. I loved it!). Maybe I miscalculated the ingredients but I think the amount of sauce was not enough to cover the spaghetti. I guess I should double the amount for sauce? I am not good with math but I couldn't figure out what **1/4 lb. ** of salami diced into small cubes means… is it a whole package of salami or a half cut of salami package?

  13. Aunt Clara
    September 19, 2011

    @Jennifer: I am very happy to hear that.

    @Marlene: It's hard to know since each brand packages their salami in different weights. If you buy a one-pound pack, then use a quarter and so on.

    Did you weigh your spaghetti (or check the package)?

  14. Rosalba
    October 9, 2011

    Hola tia clara, como puedo hacer espagetti blanco estilo dominicano.

    • Aunt Clara
      October 11, 2011

      He conocido muchas versiones, desde la Carbonara tradicional hasta, bueno, cosas bien extrañas.

  15. Amour
    December 16, 2011

    on the first step do you add the salt before the draining or while the boiling is happening?

    March 1, 2012

    i would like to thank you for this website … I could cook puertorican style.. but i wanted to learn how to corporate it as a dominican style .. bc my husband is dominican.. an i wanted to make a couple of dishes that he adores !! so i look every dish on this website… and also i add my little twist.. .but he loves it… an the empty plate's prove's it … thank you again.

    • Aunt Clara
      March 1, 2012

      Thank you for visiting and commenting.

  17. pablo
    March 2, 2012

    I was born in D.R, but I left when I was just 11, I grew up with my grandparents, it gives me great pleasure to see a website like this one and make dominican dishes when i don't feel like eating the regular or fast food. Thanks for giving me the opportunity of having domican food when i want to.

    • Aunt Clara
      March 2, 2012

      Thanks to you for visiting and commenting.

      • jodyk
        June 8, 2013

        just wanted to say that I love your picture. A recipe is just the beginning of great things try adding red peppers along with green or more garlic or in this dish I have know idea what Spanish salami is so I used chorizo, genoa, and a chunk of regular salami, anyway there’s no set rule if you can cook use your imagination and what ever you have in your fridge that you think goes with the recipe go for it GREAT WEB SITE!!! Jodyk

  18. stephanie
    April 11, 2012

    I love your site!!!!

  19. Maximo De Herrera
    April 22, 2012

    I'm dominican born and raised by a domincan mother in New York City since the age of 10. My mother would often cook spaghettis and place them in the sauce where she had cooke her chicken with the same ingridients in this recipe. What a difference! The most delicious spagetti sauce in the world. Buen apetito. Of course, rice was served with this dish. If dominicans don't eat rice daily we might as well not have eaten on that particular day.

  20. melissa aleman
    December 21, 2012

    Hola Clara…while looking online for different receipes I came across your website…what a relief let me just tell you. My late father was born in raised in Santiago DR and my mother is American born and raised in the USA. My husband is Dominican as well and loves pasta. I don’t really care for it but it was great having a receipe that hits home…it was delicioso!! Thank you!!

  21. Jessica
    June 25, 2013

    Being a dominican college student makes me miss my moms cookin, Im glad this website is here so I can whip fast meals like this and feel like Im at home piggin out

  22. judy
    October 6, 2013

    I made these spaghettti this weekend and it was awesome. I am dominican raised in NY with domnican parents but I never learned to cook this way. It taste wonder. Thanks.

  23. dede
    December 2, 2013

    Coming from a Dominican… Its coming out wrong all ingredients are actually your Sofrito ….so its made to fry then add your sauce then mix everything to a medium cook ….

  24. miriam tate
    February 8, 2014

    I like trying new dishes.

  25. Valerie
    February 9, 2014

    How about a bigger serving and using chicken can I use chicken?

    • Valerie
      February 9, 2014

      I mean I’ve tried this recipe before and it was delicious but I just wanted to try with chicken and I need a bigger serving like 9

  26. Vanessa
    April 10, 2014

    My husband is Dominicano and I’m American. I’ve been so thankful for Aunt Clara’s recipes and the spaghetti my husband love it.He says just as good as if he was home. Thanks

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