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pasta alla Norma

PASTA ALLA NORMA (for Montalbano fans…..)


Pasta alla Norma is one of the most famous Sicilian recipes in the world. It really embodies the flavours of the island

INGREDIENTS for 2-3 people

• ⅝ lb penne
• ½ lb eggplant
• 5 oz salted ricotta
• ¾ lb canned tomatoes
• 1 ¾ oz onion
• 1 tablespoon Monti Iblei Extra Virgin Olive Oil DOP
• 5 basil leaves
• 1 clove of garlic
• salt and pepper to taste

Preparation Cut the eggplant into cubes and lightly salt. Leave them to draw out excess water. Add the oil in a frying pan and saute the onion and garlic. Add the eggplant, tomato pulp, salt and pepper and cook for 15-20 minutes. Meanwhile, cook the penne in salted boiling water and when cooked, toss the penne with the sauce. Add the basil and grated salted ricotta or diced mozzarella.

sent to us by Silvana of Milan