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Pasta Imbottita con Vegetali al Forno

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Makes

6

Portions
.Suitable for freezing
. Preparation

10

minutes
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100

minutes cooking time
.200 C°, 400 F°, Gas Mark 6

Ingredients

  • 600g large rigatoni
  • 600g melting cheese, like fontina, Bel Paese,
  • Taleggio, cut into little chunks
  • 200g Parmesan, grated

 Tomato sauce

  • 2 large onions, finely chopped
  • 100ml olive oil
  • 1.5kg polpa di pomodoro or chunky passata
  • 10 basil leaves, shredded
  • salt

 Filling

  • 2 aubergines, cut in 8mm thick slices lengthways
  • 2 courgettes, cut in 8mm thick slices lengthways
  • plain flour, for dusting
  • 6 eggs
  • olive oil, for shallow-frying
  • 8 baby courgettes, trimmed
  • 2 fennel bulbs, trimmed

Method

  1. Make the tomato sauce ï¬rst by frying the onions in the olive oil until soft, about 5â6 minutes. Add the tomato pulp and basil and cook gently for 20â30 minutes. Season with salt and set aside.
  2. For the ï¬lling, dust the aubergine and courgette slices with flour.
  3. Beat 4 of the eggs together, and dip the vegetable slices into this.
  4. Pour enough olive oil into a large frying pan to cover the base generously and heat gently.
  5. Shallow-fry the vegetable slices a few at a time until golden, about 3â4 minutes on each side.
  6. Set both vegetables and oil aside.
  7. Meanwhile, boil the courgettes and fennel in lightly salted water until al dente, about 6â7 minutes. Drain well and cut the fennel into slices.
  8. Now cook the pasta in plenty of boiling salted water until al dente, about 5â6 minutes.
  9. Drain and mix with a little of the sauce. Preheat the oven to 200ºC/Gas 6.
  10. In a baking tray or dish, then assemble all the ingredients. First put a layer of pasta on the base on which you distribute slices of aubergine and courgette, slices of fennel, and the whole baby courgettes. Sprinkle over some of the cheese chunks, some of the tomato sauce and some of the Parmesan. Build a few layers according to the size of the baking tray, and ï¬nish on top with tomato sauce, a few chunks of cheese and the remaining Parmesan.
  11. Bake for 30â40 minutes in the preheated oven. Let it rest for 10â15 minutes before serving, cut in squares. Wonderful . . .

Antonio Carluccio

Antonio Carluccio

Antonio Carluccio-The Godfather of Italian food moved to London in 1975 to open his own restaurant and chain of Carluccio's Caffes. One half of the successful Two Greedy Italians Antonio has written over 13 bestselling books.

Antonio has now joined Raring2go! to share some of his best recipes with you.

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