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Rigatoni Pasta Alla Norma

A Sicilian dish, Rigatoni Pasta Alla Norma with eggplant, tomato sauce, served with rocket and pea shoot salad.

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Cooking Time

2 People

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Before you start

Please wash your hands and rinse all fresh fruits and vegetables prior to cooking. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius.

What you'll need

Oil | Salt | Black pepper | Cooking pot | Strainer | Chopping board | Knife | Peeler | Small bowl | Measuring jug | Frying pan | Salad bowl

Cooking Instructions


Step 5 : Make the Salad

Crush walnuts. In a bowl, mix white balsamic, honey, olive oil, season with salt, and pepper. Toss baby rocket, pea shoot in dressing, sprinkle with walnuts.

120 g Rigatoni Pasta
67 ml Pasta's Cooking Water
233 g Eggplant
5 g Garlic
83 g Red Cherry Tomato
5 g Fresh Parsley
167 g Home Made Tomato Sauce
1 g Dried Oregano
13 g Ricotta Cheese
1 g Chilli Flakes
4 g Pea Shoot
27 g Baby Rocket Leaves
7 g Walnuts
20 ml White Balsamic Vinegar
7 g Honey


Dairy, Nuts, Wheat

Step 1 : Fry the Eggplant

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Meanwhile, partially peel the eggplant in a striped pattern, slice it into 1/2-inch thick rounds, and season with salt on both sides. Allow it to sit flat for a few minutes to draw out moisture. Heat a cooking pan, add oil, and fry the eggplant until golden brown.

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  • The nutritional information provided is only for ingredients supplied by COOKFRESH.

  • Please note that the total nutritional values will vary based on the cooking process and any additional ingredients you add at home.

Step 3 : Pan-fry the Ingredients

Peel and finely chop garlic. Quarter cherry tomatoes and finely chop parsley. Heat another pot over medium heat, add oil, garlic, and cook until fragrant. Add tomatoes, season with salt.

Step 2 : Cook the Pasta

Add rigatoni pasta to the boiling water, cook for 12-14 minutes or until al-dente. Drain, reserving a cup of pasta water.

Step 4 : Simmer the Sauce

Pour homemade tomato sauce and reserved pasta water into the pot. Add dry oregano, bring to a boil, then simmer. Add pasta and eggplant, simmer for 3-6 minutes.

Step 6 : Serve and Enjoy!

Serve pasta topped with parsley, ricotta, alongside dressed salad.


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