Serious Eats: Recipes
Ripe's Eggplant Romesco Rigatoni
This Eggplant Romesco Rigatoni treats the meaty eggplant very well indeed, roasting it with onions and peppers before blending it with tomatoes and toasted almonds for an amazing pasta sauce that just to happens to be vegan.
What Worked: Transforming a classic Catalan sauce into to a pasta topper is a great move. The eggplant lends a great meatiness to this vegan meal.
What Didn't: This sauce is a keeper, no problems here.
Suggested Tweaks: Romesco can be used as a dip or a sauce for seafood. We envision ourselves going that route with the leftovers.