Saturday, June 26, 2010

Broiled Eggplant with Feta and Tomatoes

We recently snagged some great eggplant at a local farm for 3 for $1! I have frozen some, made baby food, served my family 2 meals, and still have one eggplant hanging out in our refrigerator. Last night, I tried something that we have never had before and it turned out great!
Broiled Eggplant with Feta and Tomatoes
1 eggplant
4 tablespoons of sesame oil or vegetable oil
feta cheese
Coat a large baking dish with sesame oil. Slice eggplant 1/2 inch thick (peeling optional). Place eggplant in dish. Use remaining sesame oil to coat the top- best done with a pastry brush. Then, add tomato and feta as you like. Broil for 7-12 minutes. If eggplant is still too firm, but outside is brown... bake at 400 degrees until soft.

This was a yummy meal. I served it with couscos and I made an aioli sauce.

Aioli Sauce
1/2 c. mayonnaise
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves

Mix ingredients together and refrigerate. Will keep about one week covered in the refrigerator.

Dessert was vanilla ice cream with peaches.

Cost of this whole meal was approx. $3.00 with a few leftovers is the fridge!


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