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?!
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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