Celebrity Chef!

Nicci, my eldest, is having a mid-life crisis – she’s 27 today! In order to help her through this traumatic occasion I will be donning my celebrity chef apron later today and knocking up my signature dish, Linguine alla Norma – which admittedly does owe a bit to Jamie Oliver !

Chop 2  large firm aubergines  & fry in a little olive oil (hot pan) until golden. (You may need to do this in 2 batches)

Turn the heat down to medium & add to the aubergines:  4 finely chopped cloves of garlic, a little dried red chilli powder  (if you want  to give it a bit of kick!) , 2 x 400g tins of  chopped tomatoes, a swig of white wine vinegar & a tablespoon of dried oregano.

Simmer for 15 mins, season to taste & then add a handful of fresh basil leaves .

Meanwhile cook the linguine as per packet instructions, until it is al dente! Drain, then add the sauce – making sure the pasta is evenly coated,  garnish with a few more basil leaves &  serve with copious amounts of grated parmesan cheese and a robust red italian wine.

Buon compleanno Nicci  e buon appetito!  xx

PS: Glad I’m not washing up!



2 Responses

  1. What time do we eat?!

    • Nicci said “era stupendo!”
      Wish you had been here to taste it!

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