Try this delicious aubergine pasta recipe

SERVES 4

The complimentary flavours of pine nuts, pecorino and olives, really enhance the two core ingredients in this aubergine pasta recipe.

Ingredients

  • 400g aubergine, trimmed and cut into small cubes
  • 90ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 3tbsp concentrated tomato paste
  • 25g pine nuts
  • 10 large salted capers, soaked, drained and chopped
  • 1 small chilli, finely chopped
  • 20 pitted black olives
  • 400g penne pasta
  • 60g mature pecorino cheese, grated

Method

Leave the aubergine cubes in lightly salted water for 1 hour, then drain, squeeze out the water and pat dry on kitchen paper. Fry them in the oil with the garlic until brown. Add the tomato paste, pine nuts, capers, chilli and olives and fry gently for 10 minutes. Add a little water if the mixture is too dry. Cook the pasta in boiling salted water until al dente, then drain and mix well with the sauce. Serve with the grated pecorino cheese.

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