This recipe is a great way to cook aubergine as by boiling them, you remove any bitter juices and you ensure they are cooked.
The combination of aubergine and tomato is a classic too. Perfect for vegetarians - try with a glass of Primitivo di Puglia. Have a lovely weekend!
Ingredients - Serves Two
1 large pale aubergine ( cut into 2 cm chunks)
1 tin chopped Italian tomatoes
1 clove of garlic ( finely sliced)
6 leaves of fresh basil
2 tblsp of olive oil
150g dried or fresh tagliatelle
In a pot of boiling salted water boil the aubergines (with a smaller lid than the pan on top to keep the aubergines from floating) until you can put a knife through. Remove from saucepan and drain into colander and leave for a couple of minutes to cool. Remove and place on kitchen paper so you absorb any excess moisture.
In a non-stick frying pan add the olive oil and garlic chilli then add the aubergines and cook gently until the aubergines go a light golden colour but don't cook for more than 8 minutes.
Add the tinned tomatoes and cook gently for a further 8 minutes. Season and add ripped fresh basil.
In a pot of boiling salted water cook the tagliatelle for 2-3 minutes then remove from the water directly in to the frying pan with the aubergine and tomato. Add a spoonful or two of pasta water and toss altogether. Serve with freshly grated parmesan and black pepper. Enjoy!
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