Stuffed aubergine

Stuffed eggplants is a traditional Italian main course that encompasses all the flavours of the Mediterranean: aubergine, parsley and tomatoes. It’s a very tasty dish made with the largest and most luscious aubergines filled with a mixture of breadcrumbs, eggs and dried sausage. You can supplement your filling as the fancy takes you, adding minced beef, cheese and other vegetables. The dish is simple to make and moreover guaranteed to be highly flavourful, but remember that if the filling gets too dry whilst in the oven, cover the aubergine with aluminium foil halfway through the cooking time. Stuffed aubergine is an excellent dish to prepare in summer, when aubergines are in season, is ideal for both dinner or lunch, can be a whole meal in itself, and is enjoyed by both adults and children, the latter getting to eat some vegetables which is not always easy to achieve! To make this dish just follow our recipe – you’ll have a meal to savour.

Ingredients

  • aubergine 2 round, big aubergines
  • bread Dried breadcrumbs
  • sausages Cured sausage or salami
  • parsley A bunch of parsley
  • eggs 2 units
  • Parmesan 30 grams Grated
  • salt To taste
  • oil To taste
  • oregano To taste
  • cherry tomatoes 10 cherry tomatoes
Information
20 minutes Total time
40 minutes Active time
Serves 4 persons
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Preparation

Prepare the filling by mixing together the breadcrumbs, eggs, dried chopped sausage, parsley, Parmesan cheese, salt and a few tablespoons of oil. When you get a good, unified mixture, use it to fill the eggplants that you have previously cut in half and removed the flesh. Fill each aubergine half so that the filling reaches its ‘rim’ and place them all on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Add the whole tomatoes and season with oil, salt and oregano. Bake at 180°C for about 40 minutes, until the vegetables have softened and the filling has taken on a golden colour. Serve immediately.

Tips
To remove the bitter taste of an aubergine: cut it into slices and place them in layers in a colander sprinkled with coarse salt, then leave for 1-2 hours. In addition, you may want to remove the peel when the aubergines are to be cooked for a short time, while it is advisable that you leave it on when cooking for a long time.
Trivia
Aubergine is recommended for obesity and anaemia, to stimulate the liver and prevent constipation. It should always be eaten cooked. Furthermore, when finely chopped, its peel and flesh together can soothe minor skin irritations, making it smooth and velvety.

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