Monday, June 18, 2007

Eggplant Almost Basquaise

Eggplant Almost Basquaise

Inspired by a recipe from The Seasonal Kitchen by Perla Meyers

2 small Eggplants

Olive Oil

1/2 sliced Onion
1 sliced Tomato
3 mashed Garlic Cloves
Chopped fresh Thyme and Basil,

Salt and ground White Pepper
Grated Manchego cheese
Additional minced Garlic + Parsley for garnish if desired

Slice eggplants to 1/2" disks and lay flat in colander; salt and drain for 1 hour.

Flood bottom of skillet with olive oil and warm to medium heat. Pat eggplant dry with paper towels and arrange flat in heated skillet; brown lightly both sides of the disks.

Remove browned eggplant to a serving dish or two lunch plates. Wipe excess oil and black bits out of pan; add a few more spoons of olive oil.

Return skillet to medium heat and add sliced onion; cook until lightly browned. Add tomatoes, mashed garlic and herbs. Heat until thick.

Drape eggplant with seasoned tomato mixture, sprinkle with white pepper, and grate a generous amount of Manchego right over it.



Blogger Lynn Barry said...

I have not had good luck with egg plant. I think I need to buy one and am disappointed when I eat it. I will try this. Thanks. HUGS

7:48 PM  

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