This is a fantastically easy sauce to make, and tastes wonderful with pasta or gnocchi or even great spread on bruschetta or panini.
olive oil, for sautéing
400g aubergine, cut into small cubes
4tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove, chopped
400g tinned Italian plum tomatoes
handful chopped basil
salt and pepper
Heat the oil for sautéing in a frying pan and lightly sauté the aubergine cubes until golden. Then scoop out with a spoon and drain on kitchen paper or a clean cloth.
Heat a little more oil in the pan add the garlic and saute without colouring, then after a few minutes add the tomatoes and simmer for 10 minutes.
Add the aubergine and basil, season with a pinch of salt and pepper and cook for a couple of minutes.
Remove from the heat and use as desired.