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Sicilian Pasta Alla Norma With Aubergine

Sicilian Pasta Alla Norma With Aubergine

Rating
4.5rating out of 5

(772 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

30 min

Cuisine

Italian

Pasta Alla Norma is the signature dish of Sicily, reflecting the island's historical connection with North Africa. It's so good that it was allegedly named after the famous opera Norma and will have your taste buds singing with the subtle agrodolce (sweet and sour) flavours.

Prep Time

30 min

Cuisine

Italian

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Ingredients
For 2 people (double for 4)
Red-onion
1 red onion
Aubergine
1 aubergine
garlic-clove
2 garlic cloves
basil 3.18
10g basil
dried-oregano
1 tsp dried oregano
chilli flakes 3.18
1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
Baby plum tomatoes
125g San Marzanino tomatoes
Tortiglioni
200g tortiglioni pasta †
vegetable stock cube (new5/18)
1 Knorr vegetable stock cube †
Balsamic-vinegar
1 balsamic vinegar sachet (15ml) †
35g grated Italian hard cheese
35g grated Italian hard cheese †
Tomato-paste
1 tomato paste sachet (32g)
Pinenuts
1 bag of pine nuts
You Will Need
Olive oil, salt, sugar

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 red onion
  • 1 aubergine
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 10g basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 125g san marzanino tomatoes
  • 200g tortiglioni pasta<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 Knorr vegetable stock cube<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 balsamic vinegar sachet (15ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 35g grated Italian hard cheese<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 tomato paste sachet (32g)
  • 1 bag of pine nuts
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 643 kJ
152 kcal
2526 kJ
599 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
4 g
1.4 g
15.9 g
5.7 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
22.4 g
3.3 g
88 g
13.1 g
Fibre 2.1 g 8.2 g
Protein 6.2 g 24.5 g
Salt 0.67 g 2.62 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 red onion
red onion
1 aubergine
aubergine
1 garlic clove
garlic
10g basil
basil (100%)
1 tsp dried oregano
dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
dried chilli flakes
125g san marzanino tomatoes
plum tomato
200g tortiglioni pasta
high protein durum wheat semolina (gluten), water
1 Knorr vegetable stock cube
Salt, vegetable fats (palm, shea butter, sal butter), potato starch, yeast extract, sugar, onion powder (2.3%), carrots (1.5%), herbs (parsley, tarragon), spices (CELERY seeds, garlic, turmeric, pepper, parsley roots), tomato puree powder, red bell pepper (0.2%), caramel syrup, flavourings (contain CELERY), leek, maltodextrin.
1 balsamic vinegar sachet (15ml)
wine vinegar, concentrated grape must, potassium metabisulphite (sulphites)
35g grated Italian hard cheese
pasteurised cows milk, starter culture, salt, microbial rennet
1 tomato paste sachet (32g)
Tomatoes
1 bag of pine nuts
pine kernels (100%)
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (gluten, celery, sulphites, milk)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
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Preheat the oven to 200°C/ 180°C (fan)/ 395°F/ Gas 6, then boil a kettle

Trim the green stalks off the aubergine[s] and cut into bite-sized pieces, then add the chopped aubergine to a baking tray (use baking paper to avoid mess!) with a generous drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt

Give everything a good mix up and put the tray in the oven for 20-25 min or until softened

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While the aubergine is cooking, peel and finely dice the red onion[s]

Peel and finely slice (don't chop!) the garlic

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Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a generous drizzle of olive oil over a medium heat

Once hot, add the diced onion with a pinch of salt and cook for 4-5 min or until softened

Once softened, add the sliced garlic and cook for 1 min further or until fragrant

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Meanwhile, slice the San Marzanino tomatoes in half

Dissolve the tomato paste and Knorr vegetable stock cube[s] in 200ml [350ml] boiled water – this is your tomato stock

Re-boil a kettle

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Add the San Marzanino tomatoes to the pan and cook for 5-6 min or until broken down into a thick sauce

Tip: Crush the tomatoes gently with a wooden spoon as they're cooking!

Add the tomato stock, balsamic vinegar, dried oregano, chilli flakes (can't handle the heat? Go easy!) and a pinch of sugar and cook for 7-8 min further or until thickened to a rich pasta sauce

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While the tomatoes are cooking, add the tortiglioni pasta to a pot of boiled water with a large pinch of salt and bring to the boil over a high heat

Cook the tortiglioni for 10-12 min or until cooked with a slight bite

Once done, drain the tortiglioni, reserving a large cup of the starchy pasta water

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Meanwhile, add the pine nuts to the tray and put the tray in the oven for 2-3 min or until lightly toasted

Chop the basil finely, including the stalks

Once the sauce has thickened, add the roasted aubergine, half the chopped basil, half the grated Italian hard cheese and the drained pasta and stir it all together – this is your Pasta Alla Norma

Tip: Add a splash of the starchy pasta water if it's looking a little dry

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Serve the Pasta Alla Norma and garnish with the pine nuts, remaining chopped basil and grated Italian hard cheese 

Buon appetito!

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