A Rich Roasted Aubergine Pasta Sauce

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You all know how I love to sneak in vegetables in my cooking wherever and in whichever form I can!  So here is another one to add to that collection

I tend to work alot on the basis of the produce my fridge is storing at any given time.  So for this recipe, I happened to find a colourful and plump aubergine and some fresh spaghetti my husband has bought, caught my eye…

I was able to make a thick, rich and quite luxurious textured aubergine sauce.  With notes of roastedness!! Is there such a word?!!! (well there is now lol! 😉 )

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It looked like a shop bought jar sauce but had all the goodness of home cooking! It went down a treat.  Also if you don’t loke aubergine, please do give this a go.  You may surprise yourself!  Have a tremendous Tuesday, much love D x

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INGREDIENTS

1 medium aubergine
3 garlic cloves minced
½ tbsp olive oil
¼ tsp dried red chilli flakes
400g crushed tomato passata
½ tsp salt
1 red onion finely
⅓ tsp dried oregano
⅓ tsp chilli powder

METHOD

• Preheat oven to 200°c, grease the aubergine with a little oil and roast for 15-25 minutes until the aubergine skin is wrinkled and the flesh is all soft and squishy

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• Blend the aubergine with the skin, garlic and passata together to form a thick rich saucy paste

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• In a medium saucepan, heat up the oil on a medium heat. Sauté the onion, garlic, chilli flakes and oregano together until the onion becomes a little translucent

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• Stir in the aubergine tomato passata blend and season with salt and chilli powder, combine well, cover and simmer on a low heat for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally

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• Serve the yummy sauce with spaghetti or penne..whichever you prefer…Enjoy!

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