Spaghetti alla Norma – Yum!

今日は夫が「一緒に夕食作って。」と言うので、一緒に作りました。Jamie Oliver の Spaghetti alla Norma というシチリアのパスタ。茄子が入ったトマトソース系のソース。最初に茄子にお塩をして水分を抜いてから、唐辛子やオレガノや塩コショウを茄子に絡めてから焼くという、ちょっと変わった調理法。唐辛子が多いように思ったのでレシピの半分くらいにしましたが、結構スパイシーでした。

My husband wanted me to cook the dinner together today so we did.  He had chosen Jamie Oliver’s “Spaghetti alla Norma“.   It’s a Sicilian pasta with aubergine and tomatoes.  You salt aubergine to get rid of some water, then mix it with chilli flakes, oregano, salt & pepper before frying in olive oil.  It looked too much chilli flakes so we reduced it to about a half the recipe and it was still quite spicy so we were glad we didn’t follow the quantity.

 

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レストランで食べるとソースの量が多すぎてソースを食べているようなパスタが多い気がしますが、丁度良い量でした。茄子も良い具合に火が入っていて柔らかすぎず食感がまだ残っていて味も染みていて、とても美味しかったです。大成功。

I often find pasta in restaurants in too much sauce.  I don’t like it when there is half of the sauce left when you finish your pasta.  This one didn’t look much sauce but it was actually just about the right amount. I also liked the aubergine cooked just right, not too squishy, not too hard, it had good flavour as well.  I must say I liked it much more than what I had in Sicily.  I think what I had in Sicily was traditionally cooked but this seems more fresh and better texture.  Success!

 

 

 

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