Lemony Pasta with Baked Eggplant and Tomato Sauce

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Lemony Pasta with Baked Eggplant and Tomato Sauce
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Health Score:
8,5 / 10
Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
40 min.
Preparation
ready in 1 hr 5 min.
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Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
2 large Eggplant
salt
1 onion
3 garlic
5 tablespoons olive oil
400 grams crushed tomatoes (canned)
freshly ground peppers
1 pinch sugar
100 grams grated Parmesan
200 grams grated Mozzarella
2 rosemary
2 garlic
1 organic lemon
400 grams Tagliatelle
mixed peppers (freshly ground)
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Preparation steps

1.

Rinse, trim and cut eggplants into 1 cm thick (approximately 1/2 inch thick) slices. Spread slices on a work surface, sprinkle with salt and let stand until salt draws out some of the eggplant's moisture, about 30 minutes.

2.

For the tomato sauce, peel and finely chop onion and 1 clove garlic. In a pot, sauté onion and garlic in 2 tablespoons hot olive oil until translucent. Add tomatoes and simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes. If needed, thin sauce with a little water. Season with salt, pepper and sugar.

3.

Mix together parmesan and mozzarella.

4.

Preheat broiler.

5.

Pat eggplant slices dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. In a pan, heat 2 tablespoon oil. Add eggplant slices, rosemary and remaining 2 cloves garlic (pressed through a garlic press). Fry, turning frequently, until eggplant slices are browned. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Transfer eggplant, along with rosemary and garlic, to prepared sheet. Sprinkle with cheese mixture. Broil, watching carefully, until cheese is melted, 5-10 minutes.

6.

Rinse lemon in hot water, wipe dry, and finely grate zest. Squeeze juice from lemon. Cook pasta in plenty of salted boiling water until al dente. Drain well. In a pan, sauté lemon zest in remaining olive oil over low heat. Add pasta, 1-2 tsp lemon juice, and season with freshly ground mixed peppercorns.

7.

Serve pasta with the baked eggplant slices and tomato sauce on plates.