September 24, 2017
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"I recently borrowed an Aussie cookbook from my SIL titled "Women's Weekly New Cookbook" by Food Editor Ellen Sinclair. I'm not really after a greater volume of recipes, but rather recipes that especially appeal to me, would be good options for guests or meet a special need. This recipe works for the latter as Siggi's youngest sister is vegetarian (but her version allows fish & cheese) & I'm always looking for new recipes that will suit her & be favored by other family members. I can easily double this recipe & then add a salad starter, garlic bread & dessert to this main course spaghetti & be good-to-go. (Times were not given, have been estimated by me & do not include waiting time for the eggplant or cooking time for the spaghetti) ENJOY!"
Cut unpeeled eggplant into 1/2 in cubes. Sprinkle w/salt & allow to sit for 30 min. Rinse well under cold running water & pat dry.
Heat oil in pan. Add crushed garlic, peeled & chopped onion, seeded & sliced red bell pepper & eggplant. Saute until onion is tender.
Add drained chopped anchovies, un-drained & rough chopped whole tomatoes, water, tomato paste, basil, pepper & chopped capers. Stir until combined.
Bring to a slow boil, reduce heat & simmer (covered) for 10 min.
Stir in parsley & olives. Serve w/grated Parmesan cheese.
NOTE PER THE RECIPE: "This sauce is sufficient for 250-375 gm (8-12 oz) spaghetti."
NOTE #1 FROM ME: Altho not mentioned as part of the recipe, I see no reason why this sauce could not be made the day before intent to serve. I've always agreed w/those who maintain a good spaghetti sauce is usually better on Day 2 anyway. :-)
NOTE #2 FROM ME: Altho also not mentioned in the recipe, I will likely add baby shrimp & sliced fresh mushrooms to expand the volume of the yield & create a more company-worthy version that includes a protein. :-)
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