Pasta alla Norma: A Sicilian Culinary Delight

Ricotta salata SV Latterie Riunite

A Sicilian Culinary Delight Embrace the rich flavors of Sicily with Pasta alla Norma, a traditional pasta dish from Catania.
Prepare it with our tips and the goodness of Latterie Riunite ricotta salata!

Ingredients for 4 Servings:

– 280 g of pasta
– 2 medium eggplants
– 400 g of peeled tomatoes or fresh cherry tomatoes
– 150 g of grated Latterie Riunite ricotta salata cheese
– fresh basil
– clove of garlic (optional)
– extra vergin olive oil
– salt and pepper to taste

Cut the eggplants into 1 cm thick slices and place them in a large bowl filled with salted water for about 30 minutes to remove excess bitterness. Prepare the sauce: Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the tomatoes or cherry tomatoes, garlic, salt, and pepper. Cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Fry the eggplants: Rinse and pat dry the eggplant slices. Fry them in hot oil until golden brown. Cook the pasta according to package directions until al dente. Assemble the dish: Drain the pasta and toss it with the tomato sauce and fried eggplant slices. Generously sprinkle with grated Latterie Riunite ricotta salata cheese and garnish with fresh basil leaves.
Our Tips: For a sweeter sauce, opt for cherry or datterini tomatoes. Explore various pasta shapes for this recipe. Penne, fusilli, rigatoni, pacchetti, mezze maniche, maccheroni, and spaghetti are all excellent choices.

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