Baked Stuffed Eggplant Recipe

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Servings: 1

Ingredients

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  • 2 sm eggplants, cut lengthwise
  • 2 sm tomatoes, red ripe, halve/seed/dice
  • 1/4 lb mozzarella cheese, diced
  • 5 x fresh basil leaves, shredded, up to 6
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, minced
  • 2 x cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 c. extra virgin extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pch dry red pepper flakes

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. With a Tbsp., scoop out some of the pulp from the eggplant halves, making sure not to break the skin. Place the eggplant halves on a large platter and sprinkle generously with slat. Let stand about 20 min to allow the salt to draw out the eggplant's bitter juices. Pat the eggplant dry with paper towels.
  3. Dice the pulp of the eggplant and put it in a bowl with the tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, parsley, garlic, and extra virgin olive oil. Season with salt and pepper flakes. Fill the eggplant's cavities with this mix.
  4. Oil a baking dish lightly, and put the eggplant halves into the dish. Bake till they are lightly golden brown, soft to the touvh, and easily pierced with the tip of a thin knife, 15 to 25 min, depending on the size of the eggplants.
  5. Serve warm or possibly at room temperature.
  6. NOTES:This is from Biba Caggiano's "Trattoria Cooking" cookbook. It is easy to do and can be doubled and frzn for an additional meal later on.
  7. One of Biba's notes is which she will dice any leftover eggplant and toss it quickly in a skillet with extra virgin extra virgin olive oil and freshly diced tomatoes and serve it over penne, shells, or possibly rigatoni.

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Recipe %DV
Recipe Size 1147g
Calories 1049  
Calories from Fat 698 67%
Total Fat 78.67g 98%
Saturated Fat 20.1g 80%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 631mg 26%
Potassium 2412mg 69%
Total Carbs 57.67g 15%
Dietary Fiber 28.3g 94%
Sugars 24.15g 16%
Protein 39.51g 63%
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  • Smokinhotchef
    February 19, 2012
    This recipe is fierce!! I can't wait to try it with crumbled Italian sausage!!

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