Charred Aubergine Tagliatelle
If you like creamy aubergines and a smoked spiced mushroomy sauce served with Tagliatelle this is magnificent. We char the aubergines on the flame and fork some mushrooms for a pulled “meaty” texture. This is such an incredibly tasty meal!
Takes 26 minutes
- 400 g Tagliatelle
- 150 g Oyster mushroom
- 2 aubergines
- 1 carrot
- 1 onion
- 3 cloves garlic
- 100 g tomato puree
- 700 g tomato passata
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1.5 tbsp tamari
- salt and pepper
- basil to serve
Using a tong, cook the aubergines over a gas flame for 5-10 mins until they char and cook right through to the centre. A fork should easily insert through the aubergines when they are ready. The centre should be soft, and break down effortlessly..
If you don't have a gas flame just cut them in half and put them face down on a baking tray and bake at 200 degrees C with a generous pinch of salt for approx 30 mins until they can almost melt or the insides can be easily ripped apart.
Peel and dice the onion and garlic cloves. Finely dice the carrot into 1/2cm cubes. Using a fork, hold the mushroom in one hand and use the fork to flake the mushroom, this will give a distinct texture, be careful not to scrape your fingers or hand.
Heat a non-stick pan on high heat, add 1 tbsp of oil and once hot add in the onion and carrot and pinch of salt and cook for 3-4 mins. Add in the mushrooms and garlic and cook for a further 4-5 mins until the onions and mushrooms start to brown around the edges. Add in the tamari/ soy sauce and mix through so the mushrooms absorb the flavour.
Next add in the tomato passata, tomato puree, maple syrup and mix through. Taste and adjust the seasoning to your liking by adding more salt or pepper to taste.
Chop up the smoked aubergine until it's in small tiny pieces and mix through the sauce.Cook the pasta as per the pack instructions. Drain and rinse and add it to the sauce. Finely dice the basil or parsley and sprinkle over the top.
Mix together and double check the seasoning and enjoy!
Calories: 769kcalCarbohydrates: 155gProtein: 29gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 112mgSodium: 136mgPotassium: 2597mgFiber: 21gSugar: 36gVitamin A: 4937IUVitamin C: 40mgCalcium: 157mgIron: 9mg
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