Pasta alla Norma
Why This Recipe Works
To create a bold, complex Pasta alla Norma recipe without a lot of work, we came up with a few strategies. First, we microwaved cubes of salted eggplant to quickly draw the moisture from the eggplant. We then added a secret ingredient, anchovies, to our tomato sauce to give it a deep, savory flavor without any fishiness. For the best Pasta alla Norma, we found that the eggplant should be combined with the sauce at the last minute to prevent it from soaking up too much tomato and becoming soggy.