Things we love….Roasted Eggplant Linguine!

Well another delivery from Hello Fresh arrived, looking amazing and so fresh. Here I go again!

Eggplant box closed

Eggplant box open

Ingredients:

  • 1 Eggplant
  • 6 oz Linguine
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 1/2 oz Basil
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 1/2 oz Sun-Dried Tomatoes
  • 1 Can of Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1/4 tsp Chili Flakes
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 2 Tbls Olive Oil

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees (I used a small convection oven) Fill a large pot with water (add pinch of Salt) and bring to a boil.

Halve, peel and slice the onion in thin slices ( I used 1/2 the Onion). Thinly slice the basil and mince the Garlic, set aside. Cut the eggplant into 1/2 inch cubes; line a colander with a paper towel and place eggplant into towel to drain the water out. Chop the sun-dried tomatoes.

Tomato and Basil

 

Onion

Chopped eggplant

Roast the eggplant on a baking sheet with a light coating of olive oil and salt & pepper. Roast for 30 minutes, turning halfway through until soft and light brown on the edges.

Roasted eggplant

Tomato sauce: heat 1 T olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the onion and sun-dried tomatoes and cook, tossing, for 5 minutes until soft.Add the garlic and chili flakes (I did 1/8)to the pan and cook for 30 seconds.

Onion and sun dried

Add the crushed tomatoes and sugar to the pan and bring to a simmer over medium heat for about 10 minutes. Stir half the basil into the sauce and season with salt and pepper.

Sauce

Add the linguine to the boiling water and cook for 10 minutes (it should be al dente).

Linguine

When done, drain and toss it into the tomato sauce with the eggplant. Salt and pepper.

Sauce with linguine

Serve, garnishing with remaining basil!

Linguine finished

35 minutes…enjoy, Finch!

This is a link and referral code if you are interested!

http://www.hellofresh.com/raf-helloshare/?c=HDAVEB

 

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