It's pasta time .
One of the most beautiful Mediterranean dishes from Sicily , classic Sicilian pasta from Catania egg plain pasta made with love .
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Hi , welcome to today .
We do pasta .
I love Sicily .
I love Sicilian food and this is one of the best pasta dishes from Sicily .
Very easy to make in less than 15 minutes .
We make a fantastic Mediterranean Sicilian pasta .
Let's do it to make pasta .
We need beautiful pasta and I'm using , I really love my pasta with shape .
You can also use , you can use , use , use anything that you like short .
I recommend a short pasta , a nice basil .
We need garlic .
I'm using two cloves , one per person .
I'm making this pasta for two ricotta salta .
It's a salted ricotta .
It's very hard .
You can grate it on top right at the end .
Very important ingredients .
If you can't find ricotta salta , you can use a normal ricotta , let it dry a little bit and then you just kind of try and grate it on top of the pasta .
It won't be the same thing , but it would be as close as possible to this .
And then I'm using one can of peel tomatoes , a small one , you can also use passata , a beautiful home made pasta , which is um tomato puree .
And the most important ingredients .
The egg plant , the egg plant is everything for this dish .
So the first thing we need to do is to cut the egg plant into stripes .
I like to cut them into strips because we're going to fry them .
So what I like to do , I cut it like that .
So do little you around .
So I kind of around a plant like that .
And what I do here , I cut it into strips .
So do that to that thing .
Got these little stripes here .
This is what we want to get because they will shrink .
So don't worry if you make them , uh , if you look , if they look too big and I do like to use the entire egg plants .
But if you don't like the skin of the egg plant , remove it to fry the egg plants .
I am using vegetable oil .
You can use olive oil , you can use canola oil , anything you want .
Now , this is at the right temperature and I know that I'm gonna put one inside to test , it's frying , that's what we want .
We're looking at 180 Celsius , ok ?
And I'm going to put a little bit of the time .
Just be careful because the oil can burn .
And it should take a few minutes .
You will see , when are they ready ?
Well , they are ready when the come brown .
See in less than two minutes you have beautiful brown egg plants .
Look at that .
These are ready .
We just do 30 more seconds just to be 100% sure they are cooked inside .
So this is full of flavors .
You know anything that you fry , it's full , full , full of flavors and then we take them out beautiful , super golden brown .
Let him rest on kitchen paper and these are the most important ingredients .
Guys imagine having fried food in a pasta .
This is the best thing you can fry for a pasta .
This is a 15 minutes pasta that you guys are going to love it .
And I'm pretty sure you know this pasta .
If you never heard of this pasta , you have to be worried about yourself .
My friend , the egg plants are beautiful and ready .
Look at that beautiful color , beautiful brown just the way it should be .
This is what you want to achieve with your egg plants .
Now , before we start boiling the pasta , we need to make the sauce for the sauce .
This is what we do .
We get peeled tomatoes or passata and what we do , we wanna crush it .
You can crush it by hand , you can crush it with a fork .
You can use just a crusher like this .
Now this is like like I said , it's for two people .
So I'm using one can of peeled tomatoes .
Then we're going to add some salt .
Just put as much as you want .
I like to be generous with my salt .
I'm going to add a nice amount of pepper and then we mix it well , mix , mix , mix , mix , mix in a nice pan .
I like to add extra virgin olive oil on a medium low heat and then we are going to crush our garlic .
If you wanna use slices of garlic , go for it .
Now , this is a very important , important tip for you .
I've got the garlic in there , OK ?
And I don't like to burn my garlic .
When I enjoy my garlic , I don't want that to be burned .
So what I do , you put a splash like two tablespoons of water in there ?
Not too much .
And that will avoid the garlic to be burned just a little bit more .
That will do such a great job for you .
Don't put too much .
Otherwise you , the reaction of the oil won't be good .
What we're going to do right now , we're going to add the sauce , the beautiful smell of tomatoes , you know , beautiful fresh peeled tomatoes .
I just love to use the peeled tomatoes .
So what we do is we just put it inside .
At this point .
We wanna cook it at a very , very low heat , very low , very low .
We don't wanna stress a tomato .
My pasta takes nine minutes to cook .
So we have nine minutes to cook the sauce at a low , medium , low heat and then we're gonna add the pasta in it .
It's time to boil the pasta .
As you can see a pot is boiling .
Look at the steam that we have from here .
Look at the steam .
Look at the water .
He's so angry .
He wants to cook the pasta so badly before we cook the pasta , we always add a nice generous amount of rock salt .
I like to use rock salt .
I need to give the flavor to this water .
We are not eating the salt , OK ?
We are giving the flavor to this water .
And now is the time where we're going to add the pasta .
And I'm like , I'm going to use about 300 g .
Just for the two of us using 300 g .
And I keep the rest for the next time I make pasta .
Quickly , quickly stir .
I like that and then we're going to cover , but we live a little bit open .
Otherwise the water will , you know , will create lots of farm , you know , be exact , you know , always follow the instruction on the pocket .
Now one minute more .
No , one minute less for this pasta .
Let's go and check out the sauce .
Beautiful sauce .
So at this point , I like to use three quarter of the eggplant that we cooked .
So we put them in there .
We keep a little bit on the side which we are going to use to decorate a pasta because some beautiful basil from the garden .
It smells so beautiful .
We're going to put it in the sauce .
Make sure you cook at a low , low temperature .
I'm gonna put it down a little bit and we don't wanna burn the tomato .
We want the tomato to , to taste as good as possible .
A little little stir and now we just wait for the pasta a few more minutes and we will be ready to mix it with the pasta .
Now our pasta is nice and ready .
It's been nine minutes .
It's been cooked to perfection .
So what we wanna do is we wanna get a mug and get the pasta water .
This is very , very , very important for us .
Get the pasta water and put it on the side .
Pasta water .
It's full of starch , which is very important for our sauce .
And what I'm going to do on a low heat .
I've got my beautiful sauce here cooking .
I'm going to add the pasta in there .
It might look a little bit dry to you .
You probably think , oh , that's not enough sauce .
But once we're gonna add the pasta water , you will see how much it is gonna change the pasta water .
I put off the mug .
We keep cooking in here on a low heat , medium low heat for another minute .
Because I want the pasta , water to combine with the sauce and look , and I look , and I look at nice as smooth .
This pasta is .
Look at the water , it disappeared .
Look at the sauce .
How beautiful it is .
Look at that .
This is the moment now where we're going to add the ricotta salad , just a little bit of ricotta salad .
So I get the ricotta salad here and I just wanna put a little bit in there .
I just wanna mix it with the pasta .
I want , I want this ricotta to melt in the pasta .
Ok , before we decorate it .
And what I wanna do right now is here .
I want that ricotta to kind of melt to give the extra flavor to the tomato and to your pasta and into the egg plant .
Of course .
Now the egg plant , remember we didn't put salt in the egg plant .
There is no need for salt because we have a lot of flavors in this and the ricotta is a lot .
The salted ricotta is salty and it will give the flavor that you want .
Now the most important part , we need to plate a beautiful dish .
We made it .
We love , we need to plate that we love .
So I get a nice amount here in my .
So this is for two people guys as Italians , we like to eat pasta .
This is showing you how simple Italian food is , how simple Italian cuisine is .
Not too much stress simple ingredients but tasty .
You just need to use the right ingredients , guys .
What we do right now is we're going to decorate it with our egg plants .
So we put it on top , beautifully , put it on top and the final touch will be the ricotta salta , the salty ricotta just a little bit there .
Just a snowing ricotta .
That's what you wanna do .
A snowing ricotta .
Beautiful last but not least a nice leaf of basil right there .
Fresh basil .
And here is how we make a beautiful easy egg , plain pasta , Cian style pasta made with love with simple ingredients .
And this is something that you're going to love guys .
Now , the best time of the video is be time to eat the eating time .
Oh , this is Susanne's plate .
Let me get my plate .
Here is my plate .
Let's try .
I've got plenty of cheese .
I've got plenty of eggplants .
Nice pasta .
Let's see if it's good .
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The pasta water made the sauce creamier beautiful .
Combined with the pasta .
Every single pasta has the beautiful sauce on top .
The egg plan .
Make sure you get a slice of egg plant .
The delicate kick of ricotta .
It's beautiful .
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