Tuesday’s Taste Tempters 3.1.11

Tuesday’s Taste Tempters 3.1.11

Posted: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 8:01 pm

The Messenger, each Tuesday, will feature a recipe on the Community Lifestyles page.
Today’s recipe has been submitted by the kitchen of Dreamfields Pasta
Penne with Roasted Eggplant and Savory Mushroom Ragout

1 box Dreamfields Penne Rigate or Rotini
2 medium eggplants (about 3/4 pound each)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon each chopped fresh rosemary, minced garlic and finely chopped red onion
1 cup each sliced porcini (dry), portobello (fresh) and shiitake (fresh) mushrooms (see note below)
1/2 cup dry red wine
2 cups (16 ounces) prepared marinara sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Shredded Parmesan cheese, optional

Cut eggplant into 1/2-inch rounds. Spray cut sides with nonstick cooking spray. Place on nonstick baking sheet or foil-lined baking sheet. Bake in preheated 450°F oven 15 minutes or until tender. Remove from oven. Place eggplant on paper towels.  When cooled, cut slices in half.
Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add parsley, rosemary, garlic and onion. Cook 1 to 2 minutes until sizzling, stirring frequently. Add mushrooms. Stir in wine; cook 2 to 3 minutes until wine evaporates. Stir in marinara sauce and eggplant. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Cook pasta according to package directions.  Drain well. Toss with eggplant sauce and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle with additional cheese, if desired.

Note: To hydrate porcini mushrooms, cover mushrooms with hot water. Allow to stand about 20 minutes to soften; drain.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition information (1/6 of recipe): 397 calories; 14 g protein; 25 g digestible carbohydrates*; 10 g total fat; 2 g saturated fat; 6 mg cholesterol; 641 mg sodium; 12 g total dietary fiber.

*If traditional pasta is used in this recipe there is a total of 65 g carbohydrate. For more information go to www.DreamfieldsFoods.com.

Published in The Messenger 3.1.11

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