Friday, August 20, 2010

Orecchiette with chilli white eggplants



The eggplants come from my aunt veggie garden, and they really look like eggs! The chilli is from a pot on my mum's kitchen window. Even if these days I am not eating from my own garden I am taking advantage of theirs.



Put the chilli and garlic in a pan with olive oil, fry for a few minutes and then add the eggplants, cubed. Stir often until the eggplants start to colour. Add a little water and salt and cover with a lid. Stew the eggplants, stirring often and adding water if necessary, until they are soft. At the end add half a cup of chopped parsley, a little olive oil and, if you like, some more chopped garlic and even chopped chili (but only if you like it super spicy!). Cook and drain the orecchiette pasta and then dress with the eggplants. Delicious!


Photos and Recipes by Alessandra Zecchini ©


9 comments:

  1. Wow, those white eggplants look so pretty! Great pasta, simple, even I could make it! Could I?

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  2. Oh wow, they really do look like eggs! They're really fascinating! :o

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  3. Sai che non le ho mai provate quelle bianche?Beh, nemmeno mai viste...Sei ancora in italia Ale?
    Bacione

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  4. Sono ancora qui Saretta, fino ad ottobre. Le melanzane bianche (o almeno quelle dell'orto di mia zia) sono piu' compatte, quindi meno spugnose ed acquose, e veramente buone!

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  5. I thought I'd seen them all when it comes to eggplants but obviously not - these ones are so pretty - do they taste like normal ones?

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  6. Hence the name, "eggplant" — they do look like eggs! Love the kick from the chili pepper and I just adore orecchiette. Now you've made me hungry, Alessandra!

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  7. Ah Sasa, sorry You missed them, my aunt's garden is full now, I think they taste better, more compact, less watery and sponge like, the skin is soft too...

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  8. They are funny those white eggplants. Never had any before, would be curious to taste the difference. And I like the choice of pasta: orecchiette !

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  9. Intriguing eggplants! Your pasta dish sounds amazing too, I hope to try it soon (albeit with purple eggplants)

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