Eggplant Involtini, Sicilian Style

Number of servings : Prep time: Cooking time: Type of meal : | Side Dishes | Side Dishes Special diet

Number of servings :

Prep time:

Cooking time:

Type of meal : | Side Dishes | Side Dishes

Special diet :

Ingredients


Red pepper coulis:

1 jar, 250 ml (8 oz) roasted sweet red peppers, drained, chopped
30 ml (2 tbsp) liquid from jar of peppers, or water
30 ml (2 tbsp) olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Involtini:
3 small eggplants, each cut lengthwise into 4 thin slices
125 ml (½ cup) olive oil
24 large spinach leaves, trimmed, rinsed, spun dry
115 g (¼ lb) mushrooms, sliced thinly
1 clove garlic, chopped finely
1 shallot, chopped finely
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
12 leaves fresh basil
85 g (3 oz) fresh unripened goat cheese, cut in 12 pieces
Sprigs of fresh oregano, to taste

Directions

  1. Place red peppers, liquid and olive oil in the food processor and pulse to purée. Thin with more liquid (or water), if necessary. Transfer to a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. In a grooved stove-top grill pan, grill the eggplant slices 4 at a time in 30 ml / 2 tbsp. olive oil. Drain on paper towels as you go. Set aside.
  3. In the same pan, wilt the spinach in 15 ml / 1 tbsp. olive oil. Remove and set aside. Sauté the mushrooms in 20 ml / 4 tsp. oil, then add the garlic and shallot. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  4. Preheat oven to 180°C / 350°F.
  5. Pour the red pepper coulis into a baking dish.
  6. Lay the eggplants slices on a work surface and season with salt and pepper.
  7. Divide the spinach, mushrooms, basil and cheese evenly over each slice. Roll up and place seam side down next to each other on top of the coulis. Bake 15 minutes.
  8. Place 3 involtini on each plate, spoon some of the coulis over the top. Garnish with oregano and serve.

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Imported on 2011-01-20 20:26:46 — Original ID:2394

Eggplant Involtini, Sicilian Style
Eggplant Involtini, Sicilian Style