Skillet Pasta alla Norma
This is not your typical vegetable pasta dish. A traditional Sicilian recipe, pasta alla Norma features short tubular pasta tossed with a gutsy yet simple tomato sauce studded with chunks of eggplant.
Why This Recipe Works
For a pasta alla Norma recipe that fit the bill as a handy one-skillet supper, we made spicy, garlicky tomato sauce, added water to the pan to provide enough cooking liquid for the pasta, and waited until the pasta was done to add meaty cubes of pan-fried eggplant, shaved ricotta salata, and fresh basil.