Spaghetti With Shrimp and Eggplant (Aubergine)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

An adopted recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Salt the water and bring to a boil in a kettle; add the spaghetti and cook to the desired degree of doneness and/or according to package directions, then drain and set aside.
  2. While pasta is cooking, peel and devein the shrimp and set aside.
  3. Trim the ends of the eggplant and peel it.
  4. Cut into 1/2 inch cubes.
  5. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a saucepan and add the garlic.
  6. Cook, stirring, without browning.
  7. Add the tomatoes, honey, pepper flakes, basil (flat Italian parsley can be substituted), salt and pepper.
  8. Stir to blend, cover and simmer, stirring frequently, about 15 minutes.
  9. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large nonstick skillet and when it is very hot, add the eggplant, salt and pepper.
  10. Cook the eggplant, tossing it, until it's nicely browned.
  11. Drain and add the eggplant to the tomato sauce.
  12. Stir and cover and cook for 15 minutes or until well blended with the sauce.
  13. Meanwhile, in the same nonstick skillet, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil and add the shrimp, salt and pepper.
  14. Cook over high heat for one minute, stirring.
  15. Add the shrimp to the sauce, blend well and cook for one minute.
  16. Toss the cooked and drained spaghetti with the shrimp and eggplant mixture, and serve immediately with parmesan cheese.


Most Helpful

I took Bill's suggestion and sprinkled my shrimp with Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning Salt and let it sit while I prepared the rest of the dish. I used Italian eggplant, and 3 cans of diced tomatoes with 1 can of tomato sauce, 2 Tablespoons of garlic. I also modified the recipe to reduce the fat content. Instead of using 2 tablespoons of oil to saute the eggplant, I sprayed a nonstick frying pan with Olive Oil PAM spray and was therefore able to tastefully reduce the fat content by more than 50% (sauteed the garlic in only 1 teaspoon of oil instead of 1 Tablespoon in nonstick frying pan as well). Hooray for my waistline!

Deborrah Cooper May 04, 2001

It was okay. I feel like it was missing a layer of flavor....

NY Foodie July 16, 2008

my sharemates and I had this for dinner and we all enjoyed!I added some dried mixed harbs and still worked well!! Thanks for posting the recipe :)

tomoko matsunaga September 11, 2005

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