Rigatoni alla Norma

Rossella Rago and Nonna Michelina ( U_Zia_Michelina ) are making Rigatoni alla Norma (Pasta with fried Eggplant) , a traditional dish from Sicily with pasta, fried eggplant, tomato sauce and ricotta salata.

1 Lb - Rigatoni, 28 Oz -  Crushed peeled tomatoes, 2 - Medium eggplant, 4 Cloves garlic, 2 Leaves basil, Ricotta salata, Extra Virgin 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 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 al dente and add to the sauce pan. Toss in the sauce for 2 mins. Serve and garnish with Ricotta Salata.
 

Receive More Stories Like This In Your Inbox

SPONSORED

Recommended

The thousand secrets of farro

Spelt, known to the ancient Romans as far, used to be their most common and best loved cereal up to the first republican period (509-264 BC). After,...

Italian Christmas cake face-off: panettone or pandoro?

You want clear lights on the tree, I think multi-colored are prettier; you prefer ham on the holiday table, I say turkey is tastier; you rock out to...

The tradition of Quinto Quarto cuisine: Trippa alla Romana

The term quinto quarto, “the fifth quarter,” refers to a type of cuisine born from poor, peasant kitchens, and the term itself originates from Rome...

Le Marche, Ascoli and the magic of Olives all’Ascolana

As big as a Robin’s egg, mildly tart with a hint of sweetness, and just-perfect chewy only begins to describe an Ascolana olive. Biting into one is a...

The Week of Italian Cuisine highlights Mediterranean diet and Apulia’s traditional food

The Mediterranean Diet as a model of proper eating, as a balanced and sustainable lifestyle for both health and environment, was the main topic of...

Weekly in Italian

Recent Issues