Friday, 21 June 2019

Eggplant Rollatini

My last visit to Italy was an absolutely one of my amazing adventure, and the one of my good time was food. Yes i'm so crazy about food and who doesn't? Food complete our good times and one of an amazing dishes i've ate was Eggplant rollatini, the taste of eggplant season with mediterranean herbs and the parmesan cheese one of the tasty food i fell in love with. Today i made this recipe on my own way with a fresh tasty tomatoes sauce.

Eggplant Rollatini Recipe

Prep time: 30 minutes
Baking time: 40 minutes
Yield: 3 persons


2 large eggplant 
2 tbsp olive oil

For filling:
250g ground beef
2 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion
1/2 medium bell red pepper
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp minced basil

For the sauce:
1 clove of garlic
2 medium tomatoes
1/2 medium bell red pepper
4  leaves of basil
6 tbsp tomato paste
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp salt
1 tsp oregano

For topping:
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese

The way:

- Cut eggplants into slices about 1/2 inch thickness. Cut the onion and bell red pepper into medium diced.
- Grease an oven tray with olive oil. Row the eggplant in the tray, bake at 200°c for about 20 to 25 minutes.
- To prepare the filling, in a large skillet pour the olive oil and add the ground beef, stir for a minute then add the cutting onion & bell red pepper. Stir until the meat change color to brown, season with oregano, black pepper and salt. give a quick mix and remove from heat.
- In blender place all the sauce ingredients, the garlic, tomatoes, bell red pepper, water, tomato paste and season with roughly chopped basil, oregano, salt and black pepper. Blend all together until all well combined. 
- Take one slice of eggplant and fill with 1 tablespoon of the meat filling, roll the eggplant. Place the rolled eggplant into an oven casserole. Raw the rolls and cover with our prepared sauce.
- Top the eggplant rollatini with parmesan and mozzarella cheese. Cover the casserole with aluminium foil.
- Bake at 200°C for 30 minutes, after 30 minutes remove aluminium foil and bake for another 10 minutes to golden the cheesy surface. 
- When out of oven, decorate with chopped parsley. serve it warm.

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