Congratulations! How exciting.
Not angel hair or spaghetti, but I know you said any pasta recipe was fine. This is not necessarily one of my favourites as I simply haven't made it that many times, but it immediately came to mind as I remembered it just the other day and plan to make it soon I remember it being tasty and different from other pasta recipes I've made. I added more spice and at least one time I made it, I added green onions and mushrooms. The ratio of sauce and pasta is relatively heavy on the sauce, so you might want to make more pasta.
Roasted Eggplant and Onion Penne
Cooking Light, June 2000
1 eggplant, cut into 3/4-inch thick slices, (about 1 pound)
1 medium onion, sliced and separated into rings, (about 1 cup)
8 ounces uncooked penne (tube-shaped pasta)
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups diced plum tomato (about 1/2 pound)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh or
2 teaspoons dried basil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 cup (3 ounces) finely crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh parmesan cheese
4 teaspoons pine nuts, toasted
1. Preheat broiler.
2. Place eggplant slices and onion on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray, and broil for 20 minutes, turning once. Remove from oven; cool. Cut into bite size pieces.
3. While eggplant and onion broil, cook pasta according to package directions omitting salt and fat.
4. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, and saute for 1 minute. Add the tomato, basil, salt, and pepper; cook over low heat for 10 minutes. Stir in eggplant and onion, and cook For 5 minutes. Add pasta, stirring well. Divide the pasta mixture evenly among 4 plates, and top with cheeses and pine nuts. Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups pasta mixture, 3 tablespoons feta, 1 tablespoon Parmesan, and 1 teaspoon pine nuts).
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