Pasta alla Norma
Pasta all Norma
My favorite summer pasta! My warm weather foil to winter’s cacio e pepe: Pasta alla Norma.
Cube and sear 1 eggplant in generous glug of EVOO in batches (helps prevent steaming and creates color, texture & flavor 💥).
Add a few cloves of smashed garlic and then a 28-ounce can of crushed tomatoes. Add the leaves of a whole bunch of basil and desired shape of al dente pasta. Top with 1-2 cups parmesan or pecorino, pasta water and toss. Top with ricotta salata.
P.S. My all time favorite Pasta alla Norma (and a favorite date spot) is @gradiscanyc, pure magic
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There are two types of tongs—those that are fully metal and those with some plastic elements. I prefer tongs with plastic when cooking pasta.
Ina [Garten] and I are in agreement: always use a white bowl.
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