Spaghetti Siracusani Recipe

Summary

CuisineMethod

Ingredients

 Spaghetti/Vermicelli1 Pound
 Aubergine1 Large (Eggplant)
 Salt To Taste
 Sweet peppers2 (Yellow, If Available)
 Canned italian plum tomatoes14 Ounce (400 Grams / 1 Can)
 Anchovy fillets4
 Capers30 Milliliter (2 Tablespoons)
 Pitted black olives12
 Olive oil20 Milliliter (2 Tablespoons)
 Garlic3 Clove (15 gm)
 Basil leaves3 (If Available)
 Freshly grated parmesan cheese1 1⁄2 Ounce (40 Gram)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2334 Calories from Fat 427

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 49 g75.9%

Saturated Fat 11.6 g58.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 50.1 mg16.7%

Sodium 3537 mg147.4%

Total Carbohydrates 410 g136.7%

Dietary Fiber 24.5 g98.1%

Sugars 29 g

Protein 99 g197.4%

Vitamin A 84.1% Vitamin C 534.3%

Calcium 97.5% Iron 108%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Cut the aubergine into medium-thick slices and leave to 'purge'
Meanwhile, roast the peppers in a very hot oven, 230-240°C/450-475°F/Mark 8-9, for 20 minutes; the skins should become quite discoloured.
Remove the peppers from the oven and place them in a paper bag until they become cool.
It should now be quite easy to remove the skin which is rather indigestible.
Remove the seeds from the peppers and cut them into small strips.
Rinse the aubergine slices and pat dry.
Cut the slices into small cubes.
Drain the tomatoes and chop them.
Chop the anchovy fillets and the capers.
Chop the black olives if they are very large.
Heat the olive oil and add the finely chopped garlic, anchovies, aubergine and tomatoes.
Cook gently for about 10 minutes, then add the capers, olives, peppers and basil.
Cover and cook for about 15 minutes.
Check for seasoning.
During this time cook the pasta, following the directions on the packet carefully to avoid overcooking.
Drain the pasta and put it into a large serving bowl.
Add the sauce and stir rapidly to coat all the pasta with the sauce.
Add the freshly grated cheese, stir and serve.
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