Pasta alla Norma

Pasta alla Norma
Pasta alla Norma

Pasta alla Norma

Pasta alla Norma... one of the most authenthic dishes from the Sicilian Cuisine.

Notes

This is a very delicious recipe. For more Pasta Recipes visit Cooking with Nonna.

Ingredients

  • Rigatoni
  • Crushed peeled tomatoes
  • Large Eggplant
  • Cloves garlic
  • Leaves basil
  • Ricotta salata
  • EV olive oil
  • Oil for frying
  • 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 crushed tomatoes 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.

Pasta Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Pasta Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients.Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.

Pasta Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.