- Servings: 6
Source: Martha Stewart Living Television, April 1998
- 4 to 6 small eggplants
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 pounds fresh or frozen peas
- 6 spring onions or scallions, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh sage
- 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh chives
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1 bunch arugula, trimmed
- 1 pound dry fettuccine
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chervil
- 3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
- 1 to 1 1/2 cups fresh ricotta cheese
Prick eggplant several times with the tip of a knife. Place it in a parchment-lined bamboo steamer set over boiling water, and steam until tender, about 10 minutes.
Heat olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add peas, and season with salt. Cook, covered, for 2 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil; add salt and pasta, and cook until pasta is al dente, 4 to 6 minutes. Drain pasta. Meanwhile, in the same skillet you used for the peas, heat remaining tablespoon butter over medium-high heat. Add spring onions, parsley, sage, chives, garlic, cooked peas, salt, and 1 tablespoon water. Cook, covered, until onions are bright green, 3 to 5 minutes. Add arugula, and cook until wilted. Top cooked pasta with pea mixture. Garnish with 1 tablespoon chervil and 1 tablespoon grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.
Remove eggplant from steamer, and cut lengthwise almost in half. Top each eggplant with 1/4 cup ricotta cheese; season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil, and garnish with 2 tablespoons grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and remaining tablespoon chervil. Top each serving of pasta with a ricotta-stuffed eggplant, and serve immediately.