Spaghetti With Shrimp and Eggplant (Aubergine)

Recipe by Julesong
READY IN: 35mins




  • 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.
  • While pasta is cooking, peel and devein the shrimp and set aside.
  • Trim the ends of the eggplant and peel it.
  • Cut into 1/2 inch cubes.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a saucepan and add the garlic.
  • Cook, stirring, without browning.
  • Add the tomatoes, honey, pepper flakes, basil (flat Italian parsley can be substituted), salt and pepper.
  • Stir to blend, cover and simmer, stirring frequently, about 15 minutes.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large nonstick skillet and when it is very hot, add the eggplant, salt and pepper.
  • Cook the eggplant, tossing it, until it's nicely browned.
  • Drain and add the eggplant to the tomato sauce.
  • Stir and cover and cook for 15 minutes or until well blended with the sauce.
  • Meanwhile, in the same nonstick skillet, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil and add the shrimp, salt and pepper.
  • Cook over high heat for one minute, stirring.
  • Add the shrimp to the sauce, blend well and cook for one minute.
  • Toss the cooked and drained spaghetti with the shrimp and eggplant mixture, and serve immediately with parmesan cheese.