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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OXO Large Stainless Steal & Nylon Tongs // $13   Tongs go two ways, those with plastic and those straight metal, both have a purpose but I find this better and easier to maneuver for pasta.

OXO Large Stainless Steal & Nylon Tongs // $13

Tongs go two ways, those with plastic and those straight metal, both have a purpose but I find this better and easier to maneuver for pasta.

Milly Pintuck Pink Short // $245   I mean, this is so me I can’t even explain. If you don’t understand you probably should leave my site.

Milly Pintuck Pink Short // $245

I mean, this is so me I can’t even explain. If you don’t understand you probably should leave my site.

Nantucket White Serving Bowl // $20   Always a white bowl. Me and Ina [Garten] and our white bowls.

Nantucket White Serving Bowl // $20

Always a white bowl. Me and Ina [Garten] and our white bowls.