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Pasta ‘ncasciata

Wirginia Wolf sayed “one cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well”, and I think she says very well.

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We are Sicilian and Sicilian people love food and to share some nice moments with a good company: a good plate of pasta and a glass of wine is not just a meal, is enjoying the pleasures of life by feeding it the physical and mental wellbeing.

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BfB Residence San Marco has thought to share with you, reader and world traveler, one of the most way to take the Sicily close at hand, in your kitchen. Into the area Enjoy Sciacca –  Ricette you can find some recipes of typical Sicilian dish, starting to starters –  as the famous “arancine”, “caponata” or the prelibate “pani cunzato” –  to the desserts – as the traditional “cannoli” and “cassata siciliana”.

Today we want suggest you the “Pasta ‘ncasciata“: unique dish of Messina tradition, made with very simple ingredients like caciocavallo cheese, minced meat and eggplants. We advise you to taste this still hot pasta and perhaps accompanied by a good red wine; our Council Staff is to combine this dish with a great Syrah Cusumano, a full-bodied wine with intense aromas.

Let’s see how to achieve it!

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Ingredients:
Macaroni 500 gr
2 Medium eggplants
Mozzarella 250 gr
Veal minced 500 gr
Parmigiano Reggiano 100 gr
Tomato sauce
Basil leaves q. s.
Chopped onion q. s.

Procedure:
Cut the eggplants into cubes, and put them in salt for an hour. Following wash them thoroughly to remove the salt. Pour into a deep fat frying pan need to fry the eggplants.
Saute the ground beef in oil in a pot. Then add the tomato sauce, onion, salt and 2 basil leaves and cook over low heat for at least an hour. Then put to cook the macaroni in salted water. Drain the pasta and place in a pot, adding the sauce, the eggplants and diced mozzarella. Cook everthing over low heat, stirring it. Transfer the mixture into a baking dish and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cook in oven for 15 minutes at 180° degrees and then serve it warm!

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A dish easy to prepare, by the inebriating fragrance and excellent taste!

Did it make you drool? So what are you waiting for? Take The Sicily in your kitchen with us!

BfB Residence San Marco Team

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