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How to Make Easy Stuffed Eggplant or Aubergine: a Recipe for Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian Food Lovers
Crispy, aromatic Baked Stuffed Aubergine - Delicious!
Easy Baked Stuffed Eggplant
Eggplant is also known as aubergine.
I created this recipe, combining the techniques used for an Italian dish, Melanzane alla Parmigiana , and a Turkish dish, Imam Bayildi (which, roughly translated means the Imam fainted with pleasure!). It is nourishing and filling, and makes a complete, delicious vegetarian meal, or it can be used as a starter or accompaniment to another dish, such as meat.
At the bottom of this page I have added two YouTube videos, one about how to cook Melanzane alla Parmigiana and the other of how to cook Imam Bayildi.
Equipment for making Easy Baked Stuffed Eggplant or Aubergine
- Medium Saucepan
- Cheese Grater
- Kitchen Knife
- Chopping Board
- Baking Dish
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Preparation of the Eggplant and Stuffing
Ingredients For Easy Baked Stuffed Eggplant or Aubergine: Assemble the Ingredients for the stuffed eggplant recipe before you start cooking
- 2 Small or 1 Large Eggplants
- 2 Tomatoes (Medium or Large) or 1 Tin of Chopped Tomatoes
- 1 Small Courgette (optional)
- 1 Onion
- 1 or 2 cloves of garlic
- 2 ozs. Grated Cheddar Cheese
- Pinch of Salt
- Mixed Herbs or chopped Marjoram or Coriander Leaves
- 1 clove
- Fresh or crushed Chilli or Chilli Powder to taste
- 1 - 2 Tablespoons of breadcrumbs
- NB: Accurate quantities are not particularly important, and you can vary the ingredients according t
Instructions for Quick and Easy Baked Aubergine for Two People
- - Cut the Eggplant in half lengthways - Make criss-cross cuts into the eggplant flesh, taking care not to pierce the skin
- Sprinkle the exposed eggplant flesh with salt and leave for up to 30 minutes (to draw out the bitter juice)
- - Meanwhile peel the onion and chop into fairly small pieces - Fry the onion gently in a saucepan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil until translucent and golden
- Add finely chopped garlic
- Rinse the eggplant in water, squeezing to remove the bitter juice, then with a knife, dig out most of the flesh trying not to the skin, add the flesh to the saucepan, and place the empty skins into a baking dish which should be put in the oven on Gas marked 7 for about 5 minutes.
- Add chopped courgette to the saucepan (optional)
- Chop the tomatoes into small pieces and add them to the onions, together with a tablespoonful of water, and add salt and the other flavorings; continue cooking for about five minutes until the mixture is soft
- Remove the partially-cooked skins from the oven and fill with the mixture from the saucepan
- Pour a tablespoonful of water over the top and in the dish
- Spread breadcrumbs over the top and cover with grated cheese
- Bake the stuffed eggplant in the oven for about 20 minutes until lightly browned on top.
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This egg plant or aubergine dish can be served hot, lukewarm or at room temperature
In the Mediterranean, lukewarm is fine, but then their weather is hot. Personally I prefer it piping hot and straight from the oven.
It's nice served with rice
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Here's a video - Melanzane Alla Parmigiana - Italian Cooking. They're making a bit of a meal of it, but the outcome is good!
And here's one of Imam Bayildi - don't forget "the Imam Fainted"
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