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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Grilled Eggplant with Tomato

Another idea for tomatoes, basil and mozzarella or other cheese. I don't really have a recipe for this but they are easy to make. Slice the eggplant in 1/4" slices. Salt them and let et for a bit, then press the moisture out of them. If you use a white or Japanese eggplant you could skip this step. Brush with olive oil...here would be a good time to use one of your flavored oils. Cook on the grill or a grill pan for 3-4 minutes per side until the texture is soft or the way you like it.





then sprinkle with a crumbled cheese...maybe a little goat cheese or feta, or maybe blue cheese...

...next a nice juicy tomato slice, a little sea salt a some seasoning....

..oops forgot the basil ... slide that fresh basil in there, or you could use spinach or another green instead or in addition to the basil... or pesto would be nice.

there, all set for the cheese on top...mozzarella or the Italian four cheese blend works well. I have a cast iron grill pan that I use stove-top and I can also put it in the oven.

After you top it with the cheese place the pan in the oven to finish cooking and the cheese is melted. If you do these on the grill just close the lid of the grill after you add the cheese to the top.


You can make these for appetizers or a nice lunch (we had them for dinner).

20 comments:

  1. This is the best part of summer cooking - taking pleasure in simple yet still utterly delicious meals!

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  2. This looks so delicious and easy to make. I want to have this for my lunch.

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  3. This looks delicious!

    So, your from Florida. I lived in Port Charlotte for about 19 years... I know about the fall being late. I am in Arizona now. We are just starting to creep below 100 occasionally, so it seems like fall. : )

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  4. oh wow nice and simple love grilled eggplant thanks for the congrats on the baby hugs

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  5. oh wow nice and simple love grilled eggplant thanks for the congrats on the baby hugs

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  6. I love eggplant. This looks like a wonderful way to prepare it!

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  7. I love eggplants! They come out so juicy after grilling or frying. And those grilled eggplants look so yummy with the tomatoes!

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  8. You're seriously making me hungry! I have not grilled my eggplant slices, which I call stacked eggplants, for a while now. So amazingly delicious. Love the tomatoes, basil, and melted cheese on it. Yumm!

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  9. Deliciousness! I love the melted cheese on the eggplant...totally doing that :)

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  10. Lyndsey, I have had grilled egg plants and grilled tomato but not together cos I never thought of combing them. The basil will definitely add fragrance and flavor to it. Got to go get tomato and egg plants tomorrow and have a taste of this delicious combo!

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  11. I make something similar, sometimes using marinara sauce instead of a slice of tomato. It's like a mini-pizza. Haven't made it in a long time, though, so your recipe prompted me to add eggplant to my shopping list. Thanks!

    Kathleen

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  12. I love eggplants and grilling them like these sounds like a good idea! Looks yum!

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  13. I love eggplant and grilled with tomatos look delicious, Im hungry! gloria

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  14. Wonderful meatless idea! Delicious and simple!

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  15. This is simple yet tasty. I love eggplants, grilled, steamed, stewed, pickled, you name it. Have a great weekend!

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  16. This looks delicious! I have two huge eggplant, tomatoes and basil...I know what I want to make :)

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  17. I love this take on a grilled Caprese.....with my new found love for eggplant

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  18. Hey Lyndz, this is simply and yummy. How come I never thought of it before. They look really tasty. Thanks for sharing it.
    Kristy

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