Grilled Eggplant with herbs and tomatoes

Grilled Eggplant with herbs and tomatoes

A vegetarian dish for long Sunday afternoons.

Made with Peeled Tomatoes

Mutti® Peeled Tomatoes are generously fleshy and firm. They have their skins removed and are then immersed in a delicious, velvety passata.

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

cooking sketch Easy

4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 eggplant
  • 14 oz Mutti® Whole Peeled Tomatoes (Pelati)
  • 1 oz capers
  • 2 oz green pitted olives
  • 2 oz breadcrumbs
  • 1 oz grated pecorino cheese
  • 1 spring onion
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp 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 0.1 inch 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 338 °F.
  11. Serve hot or warm with fresh chopped basil.

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Also made with: Peeled Tomatoes


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