Rigatoni with Sweet Tomatoes, Aubergine and Mozzarella

2/01/2005 01:39:00 AM

This is the second thing I've made from Jamie's Dinners. And I'm happy to say, it was a success! I first made it on Saturday night for Mum & I, and it was so tasty that we decided to do it for the whole family tonight (Monday) plus my friend Adri.

Penne with Sweet Tomatoes, Aubergine and Mozzarella (First round)

Jamie says "It's one of those dishes that tastes like home - it's comfort food and it makes you feel good". So very true. You fry up some eggplant (aka aubergine) with onion and garlic, then simmer it tomato and basil. And it's finished off with some double cream and mozzarella, which you rip in at the last minute to make stringy strings of good cheesy goodness. (But actually, I think there was too much cheese the second time... making it a bit difficult to scoop).

Tonight when I made it, I made it with this funny freaky-ass eggplant.

I don't know what it is with the recipes in this book, but they make HUGE quantities! The amount I made tonight was supposed to serve 4 people, but the five of us (who have big appetites) just couldn't get through it. It was tasted beautiful, but we just could not eat another mouthful.

Next time I make this, I'll probably miss out on the cream and use half the amount of mozzarella (also to make it less fattening!)

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