Pasta alla norma is a classic. Have you ever tried it? It’s a basic pasta recipe with grilled aubergine. This pasta is both delicious and extremely budget-friendly. You only need a few ingredients to quickly set this tasty dish on the table. So, grab some aubergines, garlic, tomato, and oregano and give it a go. If your budget will stretch a little further, add Parmesan cheese to your ingredient list.
- Prepare the spaghetti according to the instructions on the packet.
- Cut the aubergines into evenly sized slices. Heat a frying pan over medium-high to high heat and add oil. If necessary, fry the aubergine slices in batches until browned and cooked on both sides. Remove them from the pan and season with salt and pepper. When frying aubergine it is important not to let the slices dry out so that the flesh remains nice and soft.
- Heat a saucepan containing oil over medium-high heat. Finely chop or crush the garlic cloves. Add the diced tomatoes and stir through along with the oregano. Let simmer on a low heat for a while. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- When the spaghetti is ready, mix it with the tomato sauce and serve with the fried aubergine. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese (if using).