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 ©