May 23, 2006

Eggplant+balsamic vinegar pasta shells

Pressed for time...
Here's what I cooked for dinner...
curse my torturous assignments!

1 medium sized eggplant/brinjal diced
3 roma tomatoes diced
1 large can tomato puree/chunks
3 thick slices smoked ham diced
2 cloves garlic diced

1 brown onion sliced
1 tbsp good olive oil
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 tbsp chili flakes (optional)
good dash of sea salt (Maldon)
Pasta shells enough for 3

Cook pasta in hard boiling salted water. When done, strain and dish out into seperate bowls/plates.
Saute garlic, onion, eggplant and ham in olive oil until eggplant is tender. Sprinkle with sea salt. Add tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, chilly flakes and salt+freshly cracked black pepper to taste. Cook on low heat until the eggplant turns to 'mush' and sauce is thick. Should take approximately 20 minutes or more. Spoon on top of cooked pasta.
Sprinkle oregano and parmesan/boccocini chunks if you like. Serve hot. YUM! I love this pasta combination!A real good way of hiding vegetables from the kids.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i googled for an eggplant recipe and found yours amongst others. ive never cooked an eggplant before and i tried your recipe first .... FANTASTIC!!!

here is another that i want to try next and maybe you might like it

btw i'm sorry to say that i was excited to see a recipe called NASI LEMAK in the link list but disappointed to find only a picture of my favorite food and a recipe for semolina pudding. I'm an ang mo in the USA thats been to Singapore several times and my favorite food stall on the whole island is the nasi lemak stall (extra egg no chicken lots of sambal please) so do you have a recipe for that? thx