PASTA ALLA NORMA

 

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  • Servings: 4
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Ingredients

  • • 1 Lb - Rigatoni
  • • 1 Qt. - Tomato paste
  • • 1 - Large eggplant
  • • 2 Cloves garlic
  • • 2 Leaves basil
  • • 4 Tbs - Ricotta Salata (Salted seasoned ricotta)
  • • EV olive oil
  • • Frying oil
  • • Salt & pepper

Directions

  • • Cut the eggplant into round slices 1/2 thick. Do not remove the peel.
  • • Deep fry the eggplants slices in oil. Once finished remove excess oil with paper towel.
  • • In a saucepan add EV olive oil and chopped garlic.
  • • Once the garlic turns blonde add the tomato paste and the basil. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • • Cook for 15 minutes.
  • • Cut the fried eggplants into strips about 1 inch wide and add to the sauce.
  • • Cook for an additional 10 mins.
  • • Cook the rigatoni and put in a large bowl. Add the sauce and mix well.
  • • Serve and garnish with Ricotta Salata.

Notes

Pasta alla Norma... another Sicilian signature dish. This recipe comes from Nonna Rosalia Caravella, Sicily.

Categories: Dinner  Italian  Lunch  Main Dish 

Author Credit: Nonna Rosalia Caravella

Website Credit: http://cookingwithnonna.com/

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