Pasta With Mushy Aubergine & Tomato Sauce
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A very tasty and comforting pasta dish made in the time the pasta needs to cook! Tastes like summer because of a secret ingredient!
Recipe type: Pasta
Cuisine: mediterranean style
Serves: 2
  • 250g spaghetti
  • 1 big aubergine (eggplant)
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Bratwurst - optional
  • 3 tomatoes
  • lime juice of 2 limes
  • freshly ground pepper
  • some parmesan if you like
  1. Fill your kettle with water and turn it on. If you don't have a kettle heat a pot big enough for the pasta with water on the stove.
  2. Meanwhile preheat a non stick pan to high heat. Chop your aubergine in cubes with sides about one centimetre of length. Put them in the pan and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of salt and stir until the salt is distributed. Let the aubergine roast (without oil!) and stir often. There will be a bit of a coat on the bottom of the pan - just stir it loose. We want this, it is full of flavor! Just don't let it go black ;)
  3. When the water kettle is finished just pour the water into a pot on the stove and reheat on high heat until it boils. Add 2 teaspoons of salt and the pasta and set your timer on the time it says on the box of the pasta. Turn the heat down to low-medium.
  4. Now you can add the bratwurst (cut into thin slices) if you have it and add the olive oil. mix well. The aubergine should now start to soften up!
  5. Chop your tomatoes roughly in cubes and don't forget to stir your aubergine once in a while.
  6. Add the tomatoes to the pan when you have about 5 minutes left on your timer. You want the aubergine and tomato mixture to get really mushy!!
  7. Just before pasta is cooked, add pepper and lime juice to the pan. Turn the heat off. You don't need to drain the pasta, just put the pot and pan close together, take a pasta fork and fish the pasta out of the pot, let it drain a little and put it directly into the pan. We want a little pasta water to get into the pan!
  8. Now mix it all together well and serve directly. Sprinkle parmesan on top if you like! Dig in :)
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