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Description

Pasta alla Norma is a traditional Sicilian pasta dish and typically features tomatoes, eggplant, and ricotta cheese. This recipe sticks closely to the traditional recipe as far as the main elements, incorporating the tomatoes into a delicious sauce and the fried eggplant into a tasty topping along with crumbled ricotta. Garnish with fresh herbs and basil. This vegetarian dish can be made with your favorite pasta variety, this recipe recommends spaghetti or macaroni.

Ingredients

  • 350 grams dried pasta (spaghetti or macaroni)
  • 2 eggplant (finely sliced)
  • 500 grams tomatoes (ripe, chopped)
  • 1 onions (finely sliced in rings)
  • 200 grams ricotta cheese (or cottage cheese)
  • fresh basil
  • olive oil
  • black pepper
  • salt

Directions

  1. Sprinkle the eggplants with salt, leave to ‘sweat’ in a bowl until the bitter juices are released.
  2. Heat a drizzle of oil in a heavy pan and fry the onion until soft.
  3. Add the tomatoes, salt, pepper, and a teaspoon of sugar to negate the acidity of the tomatoes.
  4. Cook on a low heat for 20–30 minutes, until the sauce thickens.
  5. Rinse and dry the eggplants.
  6. Heat a little more oil in a deep frying pan and fry the eggplant slices in batches until golden.
  7. Drain with absorbent paper towel and set aside.
  8. Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packet. Drain and mix with the tomato sauce.
  9. Add the eggplant, crumbled cheese, and basil leaves.
  10. Sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper to taste.
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NutritionView more

350Calories
Sodium11%DV260mg
Fat18%DV12g
Protein27%DV14g
Carbs16%DV49g
Fiber44%DV11g

PER SERVING *

Calories350Calories from Fat110
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat12g18%
Saturated Fat4.5g23%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol55mg18%
Sodium260mg11%
Potassium1080mg31%
Protein14g27%
Calories from Fat110
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate49g16%
Dietary Fiber11g44%
Sugars10g20%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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