18 April 2012

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corner view :: typical family dinner

While this is not a typical family dinner, it is one of my favorites that I convince Richard to throw together from time-to-time. (And one that I was able to photograph in decent light this weekend.)  It's his version of the dish called Pasta Siciliana as made at Trattoria da Biago in Pozzuoli -- one of my favorite pastas and places to get good food down south. Don't be fooled by the name, as I don't think it's a traditionally Sicilian pasta...but, then again, maybe it is?!

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Chop, chop, chop an eggplant or two and sautee in olive oil for a bit. Remove the eggplant and sautee a bit of garlic in the remaining oil. Add a can of tomatoes from Naples (or the ones you put up last summer) and a bit of fresh basil. Mash those tomatoes a bit after adding them. Let it all simmer a while. Bring the eggplant back & simmer more. Toss this with cooked penne & add quite a bit of fresh mozzarella (not pictured). Serve to a hungry family :)

And, oh...don't forget to salt the pasta water!

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  1. Mmm! Oh the theme this week is making me hungry.
    This looks delicious and how nice you get someone else to make it for you.

  2. YUM! I think anything they add eggplant too they call Sicilian!

  3. This looks good and easy! I already copied your recipe and I'm calling chop, chop, chop pasta! Give Richard a big thank you!! xo

  4. It looks devine. Does young one eat the egg plant?

  5. That looks so delicious and so easy, I think I shall have to try it out. thanks

  6. This looks so savory and delicious! I want some!

  7. That just oozes Italy to me. :)

  8. She won't eat it by choice, but we serve it to her and make her eat around the eggplant!
    Norma...Bellini...Sicily....I just got a music lesson from Richard. Thanks For the inspiration, Francesca.


  9. this looks so delicious and simple :)