I can “Aubergine alla Parmigiana”

Having the pleasure and the privilege of living in Italy, I am constantly discovering and tasting new recipes and traditional dishes. Thus, today’s suggestion is a famous Italian recipe that can be easily prepared at home. It is one of the most appreciated traditional dishes in Italy, not only because of its particular combination of smells/flavours but also for its practicability (it can be easily prepared at home). I have recently tried it and the end-result was a big “UAU” from my guests. It was really nice (looks) and the taste was amazing. I totally recommend it with full body, 13°/14° Red Wine. The recipe is vegetarian, but it can also be used as a side dish to meat (or served by itself).
Hope that you will enjoy it.

Here's the shopping list:

3 large aubergines
q.b. Sun Flower Oil
q.b. Olive oil
q.b. Fresh basil
q.b. Freshly grated Parmesan Cheese
2 Large Mozzarella Cheese
1 Ready prepared Pasta/Pizza Tomato sauce (flavour of you choice: Arrabiata, Basilico)
q.b. Sea Salt and Black Pepper

Step 1) Slice the aubergines, 1cm thick slices;
Step 2) Let them rest for one hour with the sea salt on a strainer (to take the bitterness away);
Step 3) Wash the salt away from aubergines and pan fried them in Sun Flower oil, both sides till it gains a golden colour;
Step 4) Let them rest on Kitchen Paper in order to absorb the oil away from aubergines;
Step 5) On a oven tray, put the olive oil on the bottom, then cover all bottom with slice of aubergine, then with the help of a spoon, cover them with the Tomato sauce, then slice of Mozzarella Cheese, then the grated Parmesan Cheese, repeat this layout till all ingredients are finished.
Step 6) Place fresh basil on top;
Step 7) Pre-heat oven to 200°C/375°F and put the tray to bake;
Step 8) Control the cooking process as the recipe will be ready when it gains a crispy golden colour.

Bon Apetit,
Chef Gourmet Du Art

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank's for the recipe Chef Du Art,
I have prepared it at home for the family and it came as you said. Very tasty.
I have opened a bottle of Porta da Ravessa, Portuguese Red Wine.
Keep on the good job with the I Can Gourmet Blog.