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Sicilian Tomato and Eggplant Rigatoni
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14 INGREDIENTS • 9 STEPS • 1HR

Sicilian Tomato and Eggplant Rigatoni

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This recipe combines eggplant and sweet cherry tomatoes in a pasta that’s light, simple, and really flavorful.
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I'm Lidey, and I create delicious, seasonal recipes for weeknights, dinner parties, and beyond!!
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This recipe combines eggplant and sweet cherry tomatoes in a pasta that’s light, simple, and really flavorful.
1HR
Total Time
$3.28
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
4
US / Metric
Eggplant
2
Small Eggplants
1 1/2 lbs total
Golden Raisins
1/2 cup
Golden Raisins
Sherry Vinegar
1/3 cup
Sherry Vinegar
Garlic
4 cloves
Small Garlic, peeled, crushed
Anchovy Paste
1/2 tsp
Anchovy Paste
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
1/2 tsp
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
Cherry Tomato
4 cups
Cherry Tomatoes, divided
2 pints
Rigatoni
1 lb
Rigatoni
Pine Nuts
1/3 cup
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
as needed
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Kosher Salt
to taste
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
to taste
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Salt
1 tsp
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
581
Fat
14.8 g
Protein
33.3 g
Carbs
93.7 g
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Author's Notes

The sauce can be made several hours in advance and brought back to a simmer just before you plan to cook the pasta.
Cooking InstructionsHide images
step 1
Prepare a charcoal grill with a single layer of hot coals, set a gas grill to medium-high heat, or heat a stovetop grill pan over medium-high heat.
step 2
Cut the Eggplants (2) into slices. Brush the eggplant slices generously with Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (as needed), sprinkle with Kosher Salt (to taste) and Freshly Ground Black Pepper (to taste), and grill for 3-5 minutes on each side, until charred and cooked through.
step 2 Cut the Eggplants (2) into slices. Brush the eggplant slices generously with Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (as needed), sprinkle with Kosher Salt (to taste) and Freshly Ground Black Pepper (to taste), and grill for 3-5 minutes on each side, until charred and cooked through.
step 3
Flip the eggplant slices and grill on the other side for 3-5 minutes. After charred, set aside to cool. Once the eggplant has cooled, cut each slice into bite sized pieces.
step 4
Meanwhile, make the sauce: In a small sauté pan, combine the Golden Raisins (1/2 cup) and Sherry Vinegar (1/3 cup) and cook over low heat until the vinegar has completely evaporated, about 10 minutes. Set aside.
step 5
In a large sauté pan, heat 1/3 cup of Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (as needed) along with the Garlic (4 cloves), Anchovy Paste (1/2 tsp), Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (1/2 tsp), Salt (1 tsp), and Cherry Tomatoes (3 cups).
step 5 In a large sauté pan, heat 1/3 cup of Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (as needed) along with the Garlic (4 cloves), Anchovy Paste (1/2 tsp), Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (1/2 tsp), Salt (1 tsp), and Cherry Tomatoes (3 cups).
step 6
Bring to a simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes have burst and are starting to break down.
step 6 Bring to a simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes have burst and are starting to break down.
step 7
Add the remaining Cherry Tomato (1 cup), along with the vinegar raisins, and cook for 5 more minutes, until the final cup of tomatoes are just beginning to burst. Remove from the heat and stir in the eggplant.
step 8
Cook the Rigatoni (1 lb) in a large pot of boiling salted water according to the directions on the package. Drain and pour the pasta into a large bowl.
step 9
Add the sauce and toss well. Add the Pine Nuts (1/3 cup) and Italian Flat-Leaf Parsley (1/3 cup). Sprinkle with salt, and serve warm or at room temperature. Enjoy!
step 9 Add the sauce and toss well. Add the Pine Nuts (1/3 cup) and Italian Flat-Leaf Parsley (1/3 cup). Sprinkle with salt, and serve warm or at room temperature. Enjoy!
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Dairy-Free
Grill
Comfort Food
Shellfish-Free
Dinner
Pasta
Italian
Summer
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