Recipe: Yummy Pasta alla norma

Pasta alla norma. Tip in the tomatoes and sugar, and bring to the simmer. Pasta alla Norma is one of Sicily's most loved pasta dishes. Originating in Catania, (Sicily's second biggest city) it is rumoured to have been named after Vincenzo Bellini's well-loved opera 'Norma', due to its greatness!

Pasta alla norma Jenkins and Hildebrand and Kenedy also add a very Sicilian pinch of chilli which is a great optional. Pasta all Norma is an easy Sicilian pasta dish with aubergine that is essentially pan-fried and lots of ricotta salata. Pasta alla Norma is a delicious Sicilian pasta dish with eggplant, marinara and basil. You can have Pasta alla norma using 14 ingredients and 8 steps. Here is how you cook that.

Ingredients of Pasta alla norma

  1. It’s 2 of grosses aubergines.
  2. It’s 1 of oignon.
  3. It’s 2 gousses of d’ail.
  4. It’s 2 of boites de tomates concassées (800g).
  5. It’s 1 of boite de concentré de tomate (70g).
  6. You need of Olives noires.
  7. You need of Câpres.
  8. You need of Tomates cerises.
  9. It’s 2 of petits piments rouges.
  10. Prepare of Pâtes (6 poignées).
  11. Prepare 3 CS of environ de vinaigre balsamique.
  12. It’s of Épices : Sel, poivre, persil, paprika.
  13. You need of Mozzarella burrata ou ricotta.
  14. You need of Jambon crus (facultatif).

I'm excited to introduce you to this dish because it is a completely satisfying vegetarian dinner. If you enjoy eggplant Parmesan, you're going to love pasta alla Norma. I'm craving a bowl as I type. Most pasta alla Norma recipes are made with fried eggplant, but this recipe features roasted eggplant.

Pasta alla norma instructions

  1. D’une part : couper et cuire les aubergines au four avec du jus de citron et ail en poudre (180 degré pendant 20min).
  2. Faire cuire les pâtes dans l’eau bouillante (avec un peu de vinaigre balsamique) retirer – 2min que la cuisson prévue.
  3. Dans une poêle faire revenir l’oignon dans l’huile d’olive, ajouter le concentré de tomate.
  4. Ajouter les deux boîtes de tomates et un peu d’eau de cuisson des pâtes.
  5. Dénoyauter les olives et les couper en morceaux, couper les tomates cerises, ail, câpres, piments et ajouter le tout à la poêle..
  6. Ajouter le vinaigre balsamique, le paprika, le persil, laisser mijoter un peu avant de rajouter les pâtes égouttées..
  7. Une fois les pâtes ajoutées mélanger, déposer la mozzarella coupée en morceaux un filet de vinaigre balsamique et laisser fondre.
  8. Bon appétit!!!.

The recipe name is a tribute to "La Norma", the famous opera of the composer Vincenzo Bellini. It seems that the Sicilian playwright Nino Martoglio would have exclaimed "it's a Norma!" to describe the wonderful symphony of taste of this pasta recipe, comparing it to the famous work of Vincenzo. Pasta alla norma is a traditional Italian pasta with eggplant in a tomato sauce. It's an excellent, meaty-like but vegetarian main dish that's everything you want in a pasta – comforting, satisfying, and slurp-worthy good! When it comes to vegetables-as-the-main, eggplant rates very highly in my books because it's meaty and easy to prepare.