Thursday, January 19, 2017

French style Roasted Eggplant

Eggplants are those unusual vegetables which can be very useful when one is trying to have a balanced meal. Eggplants like most vegetables are rich sources of vitamins and minerals. They also contain dietary fibers which are a must for a balanced diet. For more check these references [1,2]. So as I tried to cheat on my cooking time with some rapid sausage sautés (check recipe), I thought it apt to quickly prepare this eggplant roast to balance the diet. Here is the recipe for easy, simple yet flavorsome and tasty eggplant roast. I must say, this recipe is somewhat inspired from the different types of eggplant dishes that one can find around the French Riviera and which I loved when I tried them there.



   
Ingredients

Eggplant : 1
Extra Virgin Olive oil : 2+1 tablespoons
Salt : 1/2 teaspoon
Freshly Ground Black Pepper : 1/3 teaspoon
Dried Thyme : 1/3 teaspoon
Fresh Thyme : 1 large sprig 

Procedure

Slice the eggplant into rings of about a cm wide.

Oil a non-stick baking pan, place the eggplant pieces on them and season them with salt.

Brush each piece of the eggplant with olive oil. 

Sprinkle with black pepper and dried thyme.

Place one little spring of fresh thyme on each piece of the eggplant.

Pour around 1 tablespoon of oil on top of the eggplant pieces.

Place it in a preheated oven and roast it for 15-20 minutes at 180°C.

Take it out and change the sides.

Pour 1 tablespoon of oil on top of the eggplant slices.

Roast it again for 5-7 minutes at 180°C.

The grilled eggplant is ready to be served with meatballs (recipe here) or sausage sauté. 






  
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French style roasted eggplant

Calories per serving: 130 kcal

Here is the recipe for easy, simple yet flavorsome and tasty eggplant roast. This recipe is somewhat inspired from the different types of eggplant dishes that one can find around the French Riviera.

Ingredients:
  • Eggplant : 1
  • Extra Virgin Olive oil : 2+1 tablespoons
  • Salt : 1/2 teaspoon
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper : 1/3 teaspoon
  • Dried Thyme : 1/3 teaspoon
  • Fresh Thyme : 1 large sprig
Instructions:

  1. Slice the eggplant into rings of about a cm wide.
  2. Oil a non-stick baking pan, place the eggplant pieces on them and season them with salt.
  3. Brush each piece of the eggplant with olive oil.
  4. Sprinkle with black pepper and dried thyme.
  5. Place one little spring of fresh thyme on each piece of the eggplant.
  6. Pour around 1 tablespoon of oil on top of the eggplant pieces.
  7. Place it in a preheated oven and roast it for 15-20 minutes at 180°C.
  8. Take it out and change the sides. Pour 1 tablespoon of oil on top of the eggplant slices.
  9. Roast it again for 5-7 minutes at 180°C.


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