or 4 small globe
penne, rigatoni or
, finely minced
, rinsed and coarsely chopped
, or 1/2 cup chopped, fresh basil
hot pepper flakes
extra virgin olive oil
1. Preheat the oven to 450°F. Prick the eggplants in a few places with a knife. Place on a baking sheet and roast for about 40 minutes, turning occasionally for even cooking, until it's tender but not falling apart. When the eggplant is cool enough to handle, peel and remove the large seed pockets. Dice the pulp and set it in a drainer to eliminate its bitter juices.
2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and stir.
3. While the pasta is cooking, warm the tomato sauce in a large sauté pan over medium heat.
4. Add the eggplant and the rest of the ingredients and warm through. (If you like, you may stir in 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil for a bit of richness.)
5. Season with salt, pepper and hot pepper to taste. If the tomatoes are tart, add a pinch of sugar to compensate. When the pasta is al dente, drain and toss with the sauce. Serve at once.
Serving Size: 1/4 pound pasta with about 3/4 cup sauce
Number of Servings: 4
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