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Penne With Provencal Eggplant And Sweet Peppers

Type: Pasta
Courses: Salads, Starters and appetizers
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

2   Medium-size eggplants
1 cup 237mlOlive oil
2   Medium-size onions - sliced
3   Sweet bell peppers
4   Garlic - minced
  Fresh ground black pepper
1/4 cup 59mlFresh squeezed lemon juice
2 teaspoons 10mlDried herbes de provence
1 lb 454g / 16ozPenne
1 1/2 cups 355mlFirm-pack chop fresh basil
  Few fresh basil leaves

Recipe Instructions

PREP: Cut the eggplant into 1-inch cubes; do not peel. Use red, green or gold sweet bell peppers, or a mixture; slice thin.

1. Place eggplant cubes in a shallow baking pan, toss with 1/2 cup olive oil, sprinkle with salt to taste, and bake in a 400F oven until cubes are soft but still hold their shape, about 30 minutes. Set aside to cool.

2. Heat 1/4 cup olive oil in a large heavy frying pan. Add onions and sweet peppers and cook over very low heat until vegetables are quite tender and slightly caramelized, about 35-45 minutes. Stir in garlic and salt and pepper to taste; cook 5 minutes longer.

3. Combine the remaining 1/4 cup olive oil, lemon juice, herbes de provence, and salt and pepper to taste. Whisk and reserve.

4. Cook penne in 4 quarts boiling water until very al dente. Drain and rinse well in cold water, then drain again. With a sharp knife, diagonally slice each piece of pasta in half crosswise. Toss in a large bowl with onion mixture and reserved dressing.

5. Toss eggplant cubes and chopped basil with pasta. Garnish with basil leaves. Serves 6 to 8 as first course; 10 to 12 as a salad.

"Special Occasions" by John Hadamuscin


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