Posted by Carolynhttps://umamigirl.com/jersey-girl-spaghetti-for-world-pasta-day/
Jersey Girl Spaghetti
Preparation15 minCook Time30 minTotal Time0:45
I named this sauce Jersey Girl because it's full of the things every Jersey girl has plenty of at the end of the summer: eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, onion, garlic and little bit of attitude. In a good way. Obviously.
tablespoon olive oil
yellow onion, diced
yellow bell pepper, diced
red bell pepper, diced
cloves garlic, minced
Fine sea salt, to taste
medium eggplant, diced
cup Moroccan oil-cured olives, pitted and chopped
Pinch of red pepper flakes
carton chopped tomatoes (such as Pomi)
carton tomato puree
pound thin spaghetti
Grated cheese for serving, because come on
Warm the olive oil over medium heat in a medium (3-ish quart) pot or sauté pan with lid. I prefer the added surface area of a sauté pan, but whatever. Add the onion, peppers and garlic along with a good sprinkle of salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to soften -- about 5 minutes.
Add the eggplant along with a little more salt and continue cooking and stirring occasionally until quite soft -- 15 minutes or so should do it. Add the olives, capers and red pepper flakes and cook two minute more, stirring well and letting the olives get a little melty and the red pepper get a little sassy.
Pour in the tomatoes and give it all a good stir. Cover, lower the heat to maintain a healthy simmer, and let it all commune while you boil the pasta in generously salted water until it's al dente.
Please don't tell me I need to tell you how to boil pasta. Read the package. Jeez. (Or is that Jerz.)