3 recipes with aubergines, simple and nutritious

Once discovered the trick to remove the bitterness of aubergines, in this post we provide 3 recipes to cook with aubergines. They are simple recipes to elaborate and nutritious at the same time.

The eggplant they are vegetables that belong to the Solanaceae family. There are several types of eggplants, depending on their shape, some are more rounded, others more elongated, and even different colors.

Among the varieties of aubergines are the variegated variety, elongated, spherical and globose.

When buying aubergines, it may cost us a bit to guess when they are ripe, to find out, there is a trick that will come in handy.

This simple trick is to press a little with your finger on the skin of the eggplant, if we notice that it sinks or yields to pressure, it will be a sign that it is ripe.

We must also look at the appearance, the skin should not be wrinkled or marked, it should be firm, smooth, shiny and tender.

The nutritional properties of eggplant are: it is very rich in water and antioxidants, it provides interesting amounts of carbohydrates and a little more protein, vitamin C, minerals (such as potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus and iron) and folates.

Aubergines can be cooked in many ways, to accompany meat dishes, fish, along with other vegetables to prepare rice dishes, creams, can also be prepared stuffed, battered, grilled, baked, au gratin or accompanied with a béchamel sauce .

3 simple and delicious recipes with aubergines

Baked eggplant stuffed with Mozzarella cheese

Aubergines stuffed with Mozzarella cheese are a delicious option for those who enjoy the texture and flavor of this type of Italian cheese.

In preparing all these recipes, it will take you about 20 minutes to prepare them, and about 30 minutes to cook them.

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium and mature aubergines.
  • 200 grams of Mozzarella cheese
  • 100 ml. of tomato sauce.
  • A small can of anchovy fillets.
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • A pinch of salt.
  • A pinch of ground black pepper.
  • A few basil leaves.

Elaboration:

We will start by preheating the oven with a temperature of 180º C for about 10 minutes.

Wash the aubergines and cut them in half. With the help of a knife we ​​empty the pulp of the aubergines carefully so as not to break them.

Cut the pulp into pieces and reserve. Open the can of anchovies and drain the oil well.

In a bowl or bowl we put the pulp of the eggplants, the cheese cut into cubes, and the anchovy fillets also cut in half.

Add a little oil, a pinch of salt, a pinch of pepper and stir to mix well.

With the help of a spoon we are putting this filling inside each one of the aubergine halves.

Next we cover with a spoonful of tomato sauce on top. With a little olive oil we greased a dish or baking tray.

We put the aubergines on top of the greased platter and bake them. We bake the aubergines for 30 minutes, and with a temperature of 180ºC.

When serving them, we will present them with a few leaves of fresh basil on top.

Gratinated eggplant

If you loved the previous recipe, and you are passionate about cheese as much as we are, we propose you this time excellent Gratinated eggplant, also baked.

Ingredients:

  • 2 large and mature aubergines.
  • 2 onions.
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • A little minced parsley.
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • A pinch of salt.
  • A pinch of ground black pepper.
  • 100 grams of grated Emmenthal cheese.
  • 2 soup spoons of bread crumbs.
  • 250 grams of canned or homemade tomato sauce.

Elaboration:

We preheat the oven with a temperature of 180ºC, for 15 minutes. We wash the aubergines well, cut them into slices.

To remove the bitterness we will put salt over them and make them sweat for half an hour. We wash the eggplant wheels with cold water and dry them.

In a frying pan or spit we put an oil fondito and we make them grilled. Once cooked all will be reserved in a tray.

We make a fry with a little oil, the chopped onion, and garlic cloves, for about 5 minutes.

Add the parsley, salt, pepper, tomato sauce to the fry and cook on low heat for 15 minutes.

In a dish or baking tray we put a little bit of olive oil to grease it. Next we put the slices of aubergines and put the sauce on top.

If necessary we will form layers of slices of eggplant and sauce. Mix the breadcrumbs with the grated cheese and spread them over the aubergines. Introduce in the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Grilled eggplant with honey

Grilled aubergines with honey are very rich if you like to give a sweet touch to the salty recipes, they are ideal to accompany meat, fish dishes.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe small aubergines.
  • Salt
  • A pinch of ground black pepper.
  • Extra virgin olive oil,
  • A trickle of cane honey or honey that you like the most.

Elaboration:

We wash the aubergines well. Cut the aubergines into strips and add fine or coarse salt to remove the bitterness. We keep the aubergine strips with salt for 15 or 20 minutes.

Then wash the eggplant strips with plenty of cold water and leave them in a drainer to drain the water.

Once we have them ready we put a little salt and pepper. In a pan put a little olive oil to warm. Once hot we are grilling the eggplant strips until they are golden brown.

We have the eggplant strips already roasted in a tray or source and we put over a thin thread of our favorite honey.

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