Simple Italian suppers: Pasta alla Norma and parchment-packet salmon

Cooking in parchment paper is a great way to prepare wonder meals with minimal cleanup.

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By Gaetano Arnone

Chef Gaetano Arnone is stopping by the TODAY kitchen to share a few of his favorite easy Italian dinner recipes. He shows us how to make Sicilian-style pasta alla Norma with eggplant and parchment-packet salmon with broccoli rabe and potatoes.

Gemelli alla Norma

Gemelli alla Norma

Gaetano Arnone

Pasta alla Norma is a historical Sicilian dish with fun story about opera, Sicilians and wanting the best in everything. Move over eggplant Parm — this is the ultimate eggplant dish.

Cooking in parchment paper is a great way to prepare wonder meals with minimal cleanup. You can even eat right out of the paper pouch!

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