Penne alla Norma
For 4 Person(s)
What you'll need:
|1 package Talluto's Fresh Cut Penne|
|1/4 cup Olive Oil|
|2 cups Eggplant, cubed|
|1/2 Onion, chopped|
|1 cup Canned Tomatoes, crushed by hand|
|1/4 cup Pasta Water|
|1 pinch Crushed Red Pepper|
|1/2 tsp. Salt|
|6 Basil Leaves|
|3 tbsp. Ricotta Cheese|
Penne alla Norma Directions
Heat ½ cup olive oil over high heat in a large pan.
Add the cubed eggplant turning often to brown on all sides.
Remove eggplant and add 2 tsp of olive oil to pan.
Add chopped onion, garlic, salt, and crushed red pepper and sauté until softened.
Add tomato paste and stir well.
Allow the tomato paste to caramelize a bit and then add eggplant back to the pan with the crushed tomatoes.
Simmer for a few minutes. In the meantime, cook the pasta according to the instructions on the package.
Remove ¼ cup of pasta water from the pot and add it to the sauce.
Continue to simmer the sauce. When the pasta is cooked, drain well and add to the pan with the sauce.
Sauté for 1 minute.
Plate the pasta, top with grated Romano cheese and freshly chopped basil. Serve and top with some ricotta cheese, if desired.