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Pasta alla Norma


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Serves 4 | Prep Time | Cook Time

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


• 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.


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Notes

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

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