Grilled Eggplant with herbs and tomatoes

Grilled Eggplant with herbs and tomatoes

A vegeterian dish for long Sunday afternoons.

Made with Pelati

Mutti® Whole Peeled Tomatoes (Pelati) are plump, firm and versatile. These sun-ripened 100% Italian tomatoes have a rich flavor, dense texture, and bright red color. With only tomatoes and tomato juice, no additives or preservatives, they break down quickly when cooked. They are ideal for a wide range of recipes, from soups to stews to sauces. Use them in marinara sauce, on Neapolitan pizza, or in an anytime BLT.

45 min (COOK TIME: 25 minutes / PREP TIME: 20 minutes)

Easy

4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 eggplant (400g)
  • 400 g Mutti whole peleed tomatoes
  • 30 g capers
  • 60 g green pitted olives
  • 50 g breadcrumbs
  • 30 g grated pecorino cheese
  • 1 spring onion
  • 40 ml extra virgin olive oil
  • fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts
  • salt
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Method

  1. Cut the white part of the spring onion into thin slices and sauté them in a pan with a couple of tablespoons of oil.
  2. Add the Mutti Pelati and cook for about 10 minutes, letting the sauce reduce.
  3. Season with salt.
  4. Cut the aubergines into 3 mm thick slices.
  5. Grill them on a hot cast iron plate on both sides.
  6. Chop the capers and olives, combine the mince in a bowl, add the breadcrumbs and pecorino.
  7. Season with a drizzle of oil and plenty of julienned basil.
  8. Soften with a couple of tablespoons of tomato sauce.
  9. Stuff the aubergine slices with a little filling, close them in a half-moon shape and place them in an ovenproof dish.
  10. Cover them with the sauce, sprinkle them with oil, sprinkle them with pine nuts and put them in the oven for 10 minutes at 170 °C.
  11. Serve hot or warm with fresh chopped basil.

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