PREP: 30 MINS
TOTAL TIME: 30 MINS
5 medium eggplants, halved lengthwise
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 red Thai chile, thinly sliced
1 pound pennoni, rigatoni, or orecchiette, cooked until al dente (1 cup cooking water reserved)
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest, plus 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
8 ounces burrata or mozzarella cheese, torn into pieces
1. Heat grill to medium. Brush eggplants with oil. Grill, turning occasionally, until soft and cooked through, about 25 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board; let cool. Coarsely chop eggplant.
2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook garlic until golden, about 3 minutes. Add eggplant and chile; toss to coat. Season with salt.
3.Toss in pasta, reserved cooking water, and lemon zest and juice. Remove from heat. Stir in burrata and mint.
Source: Martha Stewart Living, August 2011