Pasta Norma style (Pasta alla Norma) from Jamie's Italy (page 88) by Jamie Oliver

  • basil
  • ricotta cheese
  • eggplants
  • garlic
  • dried oregano
  • spaghetti pasta
  • canned tomatoes
  • herb vinegar

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  • lilham on July 20, 2015

    This dish is a regular in my family. Delicious and quick to put together.

  • Astrid5555 on January 05, 2014

    Good, especially the dried oregano added a nice touch. However not the best pasta alla Norma dish I have made so far.

  • Bloominanglophile on May 25, 2013

    This dish came together more quickly than I anticipated, so I would recommend it for weeknights. I did salt the eggplant, as I started out making a totally different recipe. I'm glad I switched to this one. It was also a lighter dish than I thought it would be--just be sure to use a light hand with the oil when sautéing the eggplant (can always add more later). Do be sure to season the dish in stages for a full flavor. I would even recommend this dish to those may be picky about eggplant (like my family)!

  • fprincess on September 12, 2012

    Pretty good, but the eggplant took forever to cook. Photo here: http://forums.egullet.org/topic/143493-dinner-2012/page__st__2040__p__1890651#entry1890651

  • Delys77 on October 31, 2011

    The eggplant actually gives it a nice meaty flavour. Go a bit lighter on the pasta than he suggests and I would mince the garlic instead of slicing. Very simple but delicious.

  • L.Nightshade on June 04, 2011

    I lightly tossed the eggplant fingers in a small amount of olive oil, salt, pepper, and oregano, and roasted them until almost done. Then I tossed them into the pan and continued the recipe as written. Jamie is right about the eggplant cooked with the oregano, really enhances the flavor. And the ricotta salata and fresh basil are the perfect additions. This dish was a huge hit here. Mr NS made me promise to make it again.

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