Stuffed Grilled Eggplants

Stuffed Grilled Eggplants

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 medium size eggplants

  • ¾ cup of olive oil

  • 12 slices of cheese (tuma, provoletta or mozzarella)

  • 12 fillets of anchovies

  • 3 tablespoons of capers, rinsed

  • 1 tablespoon of pine nuts

  • chopped Italian parsley

  • salt and pepper

PREPARATION

The Eggplants

  1. Wash eggplants, remove stalks and slice horizontally with the skin on, about ½ inch thick.

  2. Remove excess skin from the first and last slice of each eggplant.

  3. Place eggplants in a colander, salt lightly and set aside for 20 minutes.

  4. Rinse the sliced eggplant, and drain for a few minutes. Gently pat dry with a clean dish towel or paper towels, brush both sides with oil and grill the eggplant slices until tender, about 3 minutes on each side.

  5. If a grill is not available use your oven at 400 degrees, cooking it for 5 minutes on each side or until tender.

The Making

  1. Place grilled eggplants in a pan or large dish and place a slice of the cheese on each slice, add one fillet of anchovy broken in pieces, a few capers, a few pine nuts, some parsley and a sprinkle of pepper.

  2. Fold and roll up each slice, starting at the narrow side of the slice, secure with a wooden toothpick and set aside.

The Serving

  1. When ready to serve, grill the eggplant rollatini for a few minutes until hot and tender, 3 to 4 minutes.

  2. If a grill is not available, place rollatini in an oiled pan 11”X7”, drizzle with oil and bake in a hot oven at 400 degrees, for about 5 minutes.

  3. Place cooked eggplant in a serving dish, drizzle with olive oil and serve immediately.