- Tomato Sauce with Eggplant
- From Abruzzo region, Italy
- 9.5 fl oz (270 grs)
Rustichella d’Abruzzo introduces a new classic Italian pasta sauce: Sugo alla Norma, made with succulent pieces of grilled eggplant, ricotta salata and basil. Pasta alla Norma is the quintessential Sicilian pasta dish and the signature dish of Catania, on the shores of the Ionian Sea in Eastern Sicily. It is said to have been named after the Italian opera Norma by Vincenzo Bellini.
Pasta alla Norma is usually served with short tube pasta such as penne and rigatoni. To make the classic dish, first gently simmer the Sugo alla Norma with a spoonful of extra virgin olive oil. Drain the pasta a few seconds before it is al dente and add it to the pan with the sauce, stirring to coat. Serve immediately in warm pasta bowls and top with grated ricotta salata or toasted breadcrumbs.
The Rustichella d'Abruzzo story began in the small town of Penne in Abruzzo—located on a beautiful hill between the Adriatic Sea and the majestic Gran Sasso, the highest peak of the Apennines. In 1924,