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Pasta with Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Sauce

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Category: Vegetarian, Main Dish

 Ingredients List

  • 1 md Eggplant
  • 1/2 lb Penne, rigatoni or pasta
  • -shells
  • 1 1/2 c Tomato sauce
  • 4 Garlic cloves; finely minced
  • 2 tb Capers; rinsed and coarsely
  • -chopped
  • pn Hot red pepper flakes
  • 2 ts Dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Prick the eggplant in a few places with a knife. Place on a baking sheet
and roast for about 40 minutes, turning occasionally for even cooking,
until the eggplant is tender but not falling apart. When the eggplant is
cool enough to handle, peel it and dice the pulp. Place the pulp in a
colander to drain away any bitter juices. Discard the skin.

Bring a largepot of salted water to a boil. Drop in the pasta and stir the
eggplant and the rest of the ingredients and warm through. season to taste.
Adjust salt, pepper, and hot red pepper. If the tomatoes are tart, add a
pinch of sugar to compensate. When the pasta is al dente, drain and toss
with the sauce.
Serve at once.

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