Spicy Aubergine Penne
I love quick and easy cooking but also like to try ingredients that I don't use that often, like aubergines. I mean, what do you do with them?
So, this pasta dish is easy but tasty and with the added chilli has a nice kick to it too. How much spice you add is up to your tastebuds!
The ingredient list isn't huge, which again, is a bonus .... making it an ideal midweek meal - result!
Hopefully this might encourage you to try aubergines too, you might be pleasantly surprised, I was!
The Recipe Ingredients
2 red chillies (de-seeded if you prefer it milder) finely chopped Serves 2
200g wholewheat penne
1 clove of garlic finely chopped
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
Put a pan of boiling water on to boil. Half the aubergine length-ways and add to the boiling water, lid on, for 5 mins to soften. Remove the aubergines and chop into inch chunks.
Put the penne in the boiling water to cook (according to the packet instructions, usually around 10-12 mins)
While the pasta is cooking, add a splash of olive oil to a frying pan on a medium heat and add the aubergines, fry for 2 mins then add the chopped garlic and chillies and fry for a further minute.
Add the tin of chopped tomatoes plus half a tin of water and simmer gently until the pasta is cooked. Add salt & black pepper to taste.
Drain the pasta and add to the frying pan, stir together and then serve - enjoy!