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Japanese Eggplants With Garlic, Olive Oil and Tomatoes Recipe

March 24th, 2013 by alice  Tags: , , , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 550gJapanese eggplants
  2. 1/3cupextra virgin olive oil
  3. 7clovesgarlic, finely diced
  4. 1/4bunchthyme
  5. 1teaspoonsea salt
  6. 2tablespoonsextra virgin olive oil, extra
  7. 2medium vine ripenedtomatoes, finely sliced
  8. 1lemon, juice of
  9. 1pinchsea salt
  10. 1pinch crackedwhite pepper

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C (350 F).
  2. Halve eggplants lengthways, leaving stems intact.
  3. Place eggplants in a single layer, cut-side up, in a lightly oiled roasting tin.
  4. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with garlic, thyme sprigs and salt, and cover tin with foil.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes, or until eggplants are tender.
  6. Remove from oven and increase temperature to 200 C (400 F).
  7. Drizzle eggplants with half the extra oil and bake, uncovered, for a further 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  8. Arrange eggplants on a platter and top with tomatoes.
  9. Drizzle with remaining oil and lemon juice, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and serve.

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