Bandar Foods

Spicy Mango Bowtie Pasta

- by Chef Ayo Omojola

Serves 4 


1 bag of bowtie pasta

1 teaspoon of Bandar Mango Sauce

1 red onion

3 garlic cloves

2 teaspoon of butter

2 teaspoons coconut creme

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons of red pepper flakes

1 fistful of fresh rosemary, cleaned

1 teaspoon of crushed black pepper

4 cups of water

1 teaspoon of balsamic

3 tablespoons of fresh grated parmigianno reggiano




  1. Set the water in a pot, with a fire set to high
  2. Add the following to the water:
    1. 1/2 teaspoon of crushed black pepper
    2. Half fist of rosemary
    3. Teaspoon of 
      1. coconut creme
      2. butter
      3. salt
  3. Stir all the ingredients together, and bring the water to a boil
    1. At this point, start preparing the sauce.
  4. Add the bow tie pasta. Boil and stir until it reaches your desired level of firmness
  5. Strain the pasta. Save 1.5 cups of water, preferably from the bottom of the pot, to add to the sauce.



  1. In an iron skillet, bring the the heat to medium, and add a teaspoon of butter
  2. Crush and chop the garlic. Add all 3 cloves to the skillet 
  3. Add a teaspoon of salt
  4. Dice the red onion, add it to the skillet, along with a teaspoon of bandar sauce. Stir until lightly browned.
  5. Add a teaspoon of 
    1. crushed black pepper, 
    2. red pepper flakes
    3. coconut creme
  6. Continue to stir until mixed in
  7. Add the teaspoon of balsamic vinegar
  8. Stir and simmer on medium heat for 10 minutes
  9. Turn the heat on the skillet to high, and add the strained water to the skillet. Add the 3 tablespoons of cheese to the sauce, and stir 2 minutes until it thickens.
  10. Add the pasta to the sauce in the skillet. Mix it in.