Dietitian UK: Aubergine Bake

Aubergine Bake for an Aubergine Addict.

It’s no secret that I LOVE a good bargain, last week I picked up Aubergines for 10p, yes you read that right. I’d been saving them and ruminating in my mind about what I should do with them and then got inspired by a chef friend. So here is my aubergine bake.

Ingredients (serves 4):

2 aubergines

1.5 tins chopped tomatoes

3 cloves garlic

1 onion

1 stock cube

1 tbsp tomato puree

1 tsp sugar

Dried mixed herbs

Mozerella

 

Recipe:

  • Slice aubergines lengthways into long slices. Drizzle with a little oil and then cook on a griddle pan or under the grill for a few minutes on each side.
Dietitian UK:  Griddled Aubergines
Dietitian UK: Griddled Aubergines
  • Whilst the aubergines cook, put the tins of chopped tomatoes into a pan with garlic, chopped onion, dried mixed herbs,  stock cube (gluten free if required),  tomato puree, sugar and plenty of black pepper.
  • Bring to the boil and simmer the sauce for 15 minutes so it reduces and thickens.
  • Spread a layer of aubergine in an ovenprood dish, top with the sauce and then repeat the layers – a bit like a lasagne.
  • Finally top with mozzerella.
  • Bake for 30 minutes at Gas Mark 5.
Dietitian UK: Aubergine Bake
Dietitian UK: Aubergine Bake
  • Serve with pasta and a green salad. YUM.
What’s your favourite Aubergine recipe? Please let me know, I’m an aubergine addict!

 

2 thoughts on “Aubergine Bake for an Aubergine Addict.”

  1. Hi Priya,
    I tried to cook aubergines twice and they were “squeaky” and wet. What did I do wrong? I would love to try this with mince substitute to lasagne it up!! Did you know that if you mix a teaspoon of cornflour in water and add to fat free fromage frais/ yoghurt you can make an amazing lasagne sauce?
    Rose

  2. Hiya, I’d say you probably hadn’t cooked them for long enough, they take more cooking than you would expect. This would be lovely with mince….yum. I sometimes do a similar sauce with half fat creme fraiche (it’s my lazy version of a white sauce), I bet quark could work well too. This was almost a lasagne itself, but I didn’t have time to make the fresh pasta sheets.
    Oooo I’ve run out of aubergines and now I want to cook more!

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