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Basic Pasta: Tomato and Eggplant

Basic Pasta: Tomato and Eggplant

Our family loves pasta. We often order tomato sauce based pasta in restaurants, but I think my husband's pasta recipe is just as delicious.

Ingredients: 3 serving

Spaghetti
300 g
Eggplant (small slim Japanese type)
3
Bacon or wiener sausages
5 slices (or 5 sausages)
Canned cut tomatoes
1 can
Garlic
1 clove
Red chili pepper
1
Salt
To taste
Pepper
As required
Parsley, basil, etc. (dried or fresh herbs)
To taste

Steps

1. Bring a generous amount of water to a boil in a pot. Break the chili pepper in half, take out the seeds, put into the pot and soak.
2. Make the sauce. Put olive oil in a pan, and saute the garlic over low heat until fragrant.
3. Cut up the eggplants into easy to eat pieces. Start cooking the eggplant skin side down. When the skin is softened, turn the pieces over to brown the cut sides too.
4. Add the bacon and other ingredients and saute until lightly cooked...
5. ...then add the canned (cut) tomatoes, plus 50 ml of water (not listed).
6. Add the salt and pepper and dried herbs. Remove the chili peppers from the pot and put into the pan. When the sauce has simmered down to a nice consistency, turn the heat off.
7. Boil the pasta. Add salt to the water (1 teaspoon for every 1 liter) and cook the pasta to al dente.
8. Drain the pasta and add the sauce. Toss quickly while heating through.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is my husband's signature dish. He makes it quickly and efficiently for us.