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Spring meal: Pasta alla Norma⎜ Vegan basil, tomato sauce and eggplant pasta

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A tasty and colorful recipe from the Sicilian gastronomic tradition, the Pasta alla Norma is a triumph of Mediterranean flavors and was so called in honor of Vincenzo Bellini’s opera “Norma”. The story says that in the 19th century, Nino Martoglio, a Sicilian writer, poet and theater director, was so impressed when he first tasted this dish that he compared it to “Norma”, Bellini’s masterpiece.
And the name lasted ever since.
Hope you guys enjoy it!

INGREDIENTS:

1 large eggplant
300g (10 Oz) of pasta
A handful of fresh basil
400g (14 Oz) of Italian canned peeled tomatoes
2 cloves of garlic
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
1 teaspoon salt for the sauce
1 tablespoon of salt for the eggplant
Black pepper
1 pepperoncino (total 1 teaspoon, minced)
Shredded vegan cheese

METHOD:

– cut the eggplant into medium size strips
– place them in a colander and sprinkle some salt in it, make sure all layers of eggplant are salted. Cover with a kitchen towel and let it rest for about 1 hour.
– wash the eggplant in current water then pat them dry using a kitchen towel or paper towel.
– heat up the vegetable oil in a frying pan, add the eggplant and fry them until they are golden, remove them and place them on a paper towel. Reserve.
– on a separate pan, start cooking the pasta according to the package instructions. Turn off the pasta heat 1 minute before they are ready and let them rest in the cooking water until we mix them in the sauce.
– peel and bruise the garlic and mince the pepperoncino
– on a separate pan, add the olive oil, the garlic and the pepperoncino, lightly fry them in low heat for about 50 seconds. Add the tomatoes, the salt, pepper, and some basil leaves. Cook it in medium heat for 2 minutes then add half of the fried eggplant, cook for 10 minutes more, add the strained pasta and cook it for 1 to 2 more minutes.
– turn off the heat, Remove the garlic and the basil stalks (if you used the stalks), transfer the pasta into individual plates, add the remainder of the fried eggplant, the vegan cheese and garnish with fresh basil leaves. Serve it immediately.

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39 Comments

  1. Joanne Monaco

    November 10, 2019 at 2:47 am

    Hi! I am making your version for about the 5th time and I always play your video as I cook. You are my inspiration.

    Reply

  2. Michelle Stone

    November 10, 2019 at 2:47 am

    I have fresh garlic, peppers, tomatoes, and eggplant ready for harvest in my garden. I'll definitely try this!

    Reply

  3. Travel to Waters

    November 10, 2019 at 2:47 am

    Hello Jana and nice greetings to you in Spain, i've discovered your channel and visit you now. And i see a beautiful cooking video. Very nice presented and really well done. Your wonderful pasta is awesome and looks very delicious! A really good sicilian recipe! Thanks for sharing. My Like #119 for you! And also my Sub #14.948 for your beautiful channel! The bell is activated! I would be glad if we could be friends. Wish you a very happy weekend and friendly greetings to you from Bavaria, Germany. Wolf

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  4. 2gooddrifters

    November 10, 2019 at 2:47 am

    Making this tonight.

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  5. Carlos León

    November 10, 2019 at 2:47 am

    Another amazing master piece! Your creations look delicious and all on that single burner… Is there anything you can't do? 😃

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  6. Indian Street Food (Khana pakana)

    November 10, 2019 at 2:47 am

    Excellent Eggplant pasta recipe dear

    Reply

  7. simple foods

    November 10, 2019 at 2:47 am

    Awesome Recipe friend thank you for sharing

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  8. Gracious Treatz

    November 10, 2019 at 2:47 am

    I love simple recipes as I don't usually have time to cook complicated meals. Love your recipes, Chef. I have never tried eggplant pastas and this is so heavenly! ♥️😍🌹

    Reply

  9. ofer bechor

    November 10, 2019 at 2:47 am

    THANK YOU

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  10. Shahi Daig

    November 10, 2019 at 2:47 am

    97 like. hello my sweetest friend Jana. first of all u r looking so gorgeous. the best part thats making this pasta so innovative is the use of egg plant. trust me i never made pasta with egg plant. the combination of ingredients with which u make this pasta is quite unique. for me u r one of the best chefs that i ever know. ur family is lucky to hv such an amazing talent. May God blees u with lots of health success in life 🙂

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  11. Joanne Monaco

    November 10, 2019 at 2:47 am

    We had it for dinner tonight. THANKS CHEF! It was so delicious! I enjoy your videos. I learn a lot!

    Reply

  12. Chris Sato

    November 10, 2019 at 2:47 am

    You are so elegant, you remind me of our beloved first lady Melania Trump!

    Reply

  13. It's Only Food w/Chef John Politte

    November 10, 2019 at 2:47 am

    I love anything with eggplant. TFS Chef!

    Reply

  14. cooking studio by Suma

    November 10, 2019 at 2:47 am

    Very..beautiful recipe dear friend thanks for sharing 👍👍

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  15. Spain on a Fork

    November 10, 2019 at 2:47 am

    That´s it, I´m on the next flight to your location and bringing some great wine to go with these AMAZING pasta…stunning recipe

    Reply

  16. MAXCARE SL

    November 10, 2019 at 2:47 am

    wow nice video sub done back sub me https://www.youtube.com/c/MAXCARESL

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  17. Carry on Jeff n John

    November 10, 2019 at 2:47 am

    Thanks for your kind words we really appreciate it and it’s always a pleasure to see our beautiful lady hope you and your family are doing well you have smashed it again Jena you make some amazing food take care and remember we love ya always xxx

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  18. Annaliese D

    November 10, 2019 at 2:47 am

    I can tell how much you love this recipe! It looks amazing. Can't wait to try 🙂

    Reply

  19. Izzaboutchu!

    November 10, 2019 at 2:47 am

    If we complicate food, the manufacturers sell more! LOL…that is why! I had a neighbor up in PA who came from Italy and after I tried her sauce, I could never go back. She taught me to make it….no measurements….and it is so good…and simple. She started hers off just as you did without the hot peppers. The house smells amazing when I cook it. She got her tomatoes right from the garden. I had another Italian friend who taught me to make fresh tomato sauce. She would pick the tomatoes that were about to burst at the seams because they were almost overripe. She brought them in, washed them, laid fresh basil leaves in a bowl, seasoned with s&p….sliced in some fresh garden scallions and then started squeezing the tomatoes over it all…and diced up the harder parts. She mixed it all together and poured it over hot pasta…..I died and went to heaven. So fresh…so simple…so delicious. We as a nation have forgotten our roots.

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  20. Andrew Pryor

    November 10, 2019 at 2:47 am

    Super summery recipe, pretty woman!

    Reply

  21. Google Googler

    November 10, 2019 at 2:47 am

    Delizioso!! Grazie!!

    Reply

  22. Real Police Talk

    November 10, 2019 at 2:47 am

    I love egg plant. Excellent video my friend.

    Reply

  23. Mary Lincoln-Smith

    November 10, 2019 at 2:47 am

    Your recipes are all so inspiring, I have made a number of them and I get impressed every time! I love you and your channel! ❤️

    Reply

  24. Toralya

    November 10, 2019 at 2:47 am

    This looks so delicious, like I could smell the garlic and peperoncini getting aromatic in that pan. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe, all your food looks fantastic, and you are so sweet in your videos!

    Reply

  25. Food Lake recipes.

    November 10, 2019 at 2:47 am

    Mouth watering pasta with eggplant tomato sauce , basil deliciously yummy and healthy absolutely excellent 👌

    Reply

  26. Agung Kuntianthari Channel

    November 10, 2019 at 2:47 am

    Will try pasta with eggplan 🤤

    Reply

  27. Henri Fischer

    November 10, 2019 at 2:47 am

    I never deep fry anything. Afraid of the smell lingering and never sure what to do with the oil afterwards. But I can imagine that doing anything else to the eggplant – i.e. grilling it – might give this dish a different taste, however slight. Anyway, instead of making an Indian curry with the eggplant I bought yesterday, tonight I will make Pasta alla Norma.

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  28. All Around Vegan

    November 10, 2019 at 2:47 am

    Nicely put together 😉

    Reply

  29. Swati Tripathi

    November 10, 2019 at 2:47 am

    wow so delicious and yummy

    Reply

  30. Ellen's Homemade Delights

    November 10, 2019 at 2:47 am

    Scrumptious!!!

    Reply

  31. Dartchy

    November 10, 2019 at 2:47 am

    YUUUM

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  32. Dominik Liska

    November 10, 2019 at 2:47 am

    very nice jana!

    Reply

  33. The Cookie Couture Channel

    November 10, 2019 at 2:47 am

    Great recipe Jena, I have never tried this pasta, added to my playlist of things I want to do! Thanks for sharing !!

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  34. Tithi’s Passion

    November 10, 2019 at 2:47 am

    Yummy rcp

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  35. Bee Bop

    November 10, 2019 at 2:47 am

    yummy

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  36. DG Tudo

    November 10, 2019 at 2:47 am

    Sempre Delícia! Adoreiiiii!
    Like 13! Tudo de Bom!
    Ótima Tarde! Beijos, Amiga!

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  37. Silver Hiker

    November 10, 2019 at 2:47 am

    Love this! Eggplant is my favorite! 💚

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  38. chef idea

    November 10, 2019 at 2:47 am

    Brilliant chef jina how are u ..
    Ur recpice is also delicious chef
    U are so beautiful chef .
    Ur recpice always so yummy delicious laaajab

    Reply

  39. Uzma'S Kitchen

    November 10, 2019 at 2:47 am

    Brilliant work

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