This week for the forty-second recipe I've made for Thirty Minute Thursdays, cooking our way through Giuliano Hazan's Thirty Minute Pasta book, I made Spaghettini alle Melanzane (Spaghettini with Eggplant) on page 68.
The ingredient list: fresh tomatoes, onion, olive oil, garlic, eggplant, spaghettini (or angel hair pasta), fresh basil, salt, and freshly ground black pepper.
Turns out that this is one of my very favorite recipes so far from the book, it is just wonderful with the fresh tomatoes, onions, garlic, and eggplant...the combination is fabulous. The nice fresh basil I have growing this time of year just completes the flavor punch with the perfect touch.
Because it calls for very thin spaghetti which cooks quickly, the whole dish goes together much faster than 30 minutes, maybe half that time. This one alone is worth the price of the book.