Stuffed Eggplant

Even if you're not a big eggplant fan, this is a dish you still might like. I personally love eggplant but in this dish, the eggplant is really used as a stuffing with other ingredients. Get yourself a grilled or toasted piece of crusty bread and you can spread the stuffing on the bread. Add a glass of red wine and it's a perfect light dinner.

Stuffed Eggplant
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2 eggplant
olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 or 5 plum tomatoes, chopped
2 tablespoons salt packed capers, rinsed
1/4 cup chopped parsley
grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese

Slice eggplants in half. With a small sharp paring knife, cut out the eggplant flesh by first inserting the knife into the eggplant and following the perimeter, leaving a small 1/4 inch outline. Scoop out the eggplant flesh. I use a melon baller sometimes, or just cut it out with the knife and cube it. Place eggplant halves on a baking tray and sprinkle well with salt and pepper.

In a large skillet, saute the garlic gently in olive oil for two minutes. Add cubed eggplant flesh and saute for another two minutes. Add tomatoes and capers and add a little more black pepper. Remove from heat, add chopped parsley. Taste for seasoning. You may want to add a little more salt.

Stuff the eggplant with this mixture and top with some grated cheese. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Add more grated cheese just before serving.

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  1. Oh wow, this looks delicious!

  2. Have added this in my try list .
    Looks so YUUMMMM

  3. wonderful way to eat eggplant - and great photos.

  4. casalba10/06/2008

    3 recipes in one! Love it, but then I love this veg in any case, so your original one tempts me most.

  5. Well I'm a huge eggplant fan and this dish is right up my alley! Love everything about it! Yumm!!

  6. First time on your blog. I love the pictures. I like eggplant in Baba ghanoush. This dish looks pretty good.

  7. Looks delicious! I love stuffed eggplant, and this is a nice light version.

  8. This looks delicious. I haven't had eggplant in years (bad experience) but I am ready to try it again.

  9. Love it ! Makes a light change from the meat filling I usually use.

  10. Anonymous11/09/2008

    Even though Nicole and I are college students, you would be happy to know that we set aside the mac and cheese and made this instead for dinner tonight. It turned out wonderful!