Low Fat Radiatore Pasta with eggplant

@VotreAmie (3037)
United States
May 31, 2007 4:24am CST
This is another delicious recipe for those who love pasta and Italian food in general. 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 pound eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon sugar 2 cups canned crushed tomatoes 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, or 1/2 teaspoon dried 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 12 ounces radiatore pasta 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese 1. Start heating a large pot of water to boiling for the pasta. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil until hot but not smoking over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring frequently until the onion has softened, about 7 minutes. 2. Stir in the eggplant, vinegar, sugar, and 1/2 cup water, bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cover. Cook until the eggplant is tender, about 7 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes and and cook, uncovered, stirring frequently, until the sauce is flavorful and slightly thickened, about 5 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Stir in the basil, salt, and pepper. 3. Meanwhile, cook the radiatore int he boiling water until just tender. Drain well. Transfer the radiatore to a large bowl, add the eggplant mixture, and toss to combine. Spoon the pasta mixture into 4 shallow bowls and serve with a dollop of the ricotta. Suggested accompaniment: Thin bread sticks. I hope some Italian food lovers will find this recipe and will enjoy it. It's from the cookbook great Taste - Low Fat - Pasta.
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
31 May 07
Candle and soap set - This is a picture of a rose scented candle and soap set I made for a customer. He ordered it for his wife for their anniversary. She loves candles and to take long hot baths. He latered order the bath salts and bubble bath to go with it after I had taken the picture.
It sounds good all but the eggplant. I wonder if you could make it with out the eggplant. Maybe not. Thanks though for posting this. I really appreciate it. I am soo looking forward to trying these recipes.
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@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
31 May 07
I now some people don't like eggplant. My mother in-law doesn't eat when I make this recipe so I avoid making it when she comes over. That set is lovely! I'm going to look at the picture. Thank you for posting it.
@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
31 May 07
I just saw the picture of the set you made for your customer to celebrate their wedding anniversary with his wife. Wow! That's a lovely one gewcew. You make such great gift sets!
@brimia (6584)
• United States
31 May 07
That sounds really yummy. I don't eat dairy but could easily use pureed tofu in place of the ricotta. Thanks!
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@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
31 May 07
You are welcome Brimia. Yes that's a good idea. Me too I love tofu.