Grana Padano Aubergine Timbale

Serves 4 – 6

Ingredients

650g round purple aubergines (egg plant), halves and thinly sliced
50ml oil
20g butter
40g dry breadcrumbs
200g bucatini

250g homemade tomato sauce
120g mozzarella, chopped
A handful of basil leaves + extra for garnish
120g Grana Padano over 16 months, grated
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 190°C. Fry the aubergines in hot oil for a couple of minutes on each side. They should not colour. Lay them on kitchen paper to absorb the excess oil and leave to cool.

Butter a 19cm x 27cm x 6cm oval tin and coat with breadcrumbs.

Bring a pan of water to a boil, add salt then the bucatini and cook for half the time suggested on the packet. Drain and mix with the tomato sauce, mozzarella, Grana Padano and basil. Adjust seasoning and set aside.

Line the side of the tin with the aubergine slices, overlapping them slightly and letting them hang over the top, then cover the gap left in the centre with more overlapping slices. Loosely fill the tin with the bucatini mixture (do not compact the pasta or the dish will lose its lightness), fold the overlapping aubergine slices over the pasta and cover the centre with the rest of the aubergine slices. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes. Leave to cool then flip the timbale on a serving platter. Slice and serve, garnished with fresh basil leaves.

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