Wednesday, 19 January 2011

aubergine parmigiana

Aubergine Parmigiana

Normally, on Wednesdays and Fridays, it will be either Fish or Vegetables or both. I am not a meat person, but I do not think I could be a vegetarian as well!
This is a very easy dish to prepare. This is my own take on the dish.

2 large aubergines - cut into 1 cm rounds on the diagonal
1 or 2 garlic cloves - minced finely
1 large onion, sliced
button mushrooms, sliced (optional)
1 can chopped tomatoes
1 cube beef stock
2 tsp worcester sauce
grated parmesan cheese
grated half and half mozarella and cheddar cheeses
salt and pepper


1. Lightly oil a baking sheet or 2 and line them with the cut aubergines. Place in preheated oven, 200 deg C for around 20 mins or till soft. You may want to turn them over half way.
2. Whilst the aubergines are in the oven, pour the chopped tomatoes into a saucepan, add the beef cube, worcester sauce. Let it simmer for about 10 mins, then add in the mushrooms (if using) and simmer for another 5 minutes more.
3. Using an ovenproof dish, line the bottom of the dish with the tomato mixture, the a layer of the aubergines, then then the 2 different cheese and continue till the last layer on the top is the cheese layer.
4. Place in oven which has been heated to around 190 deg and bake for about 1/2 hour till the top is golden, crisp and bubbly.
5. Serve hot!


Uncle Lee said...

Hello Tina. Wow! This dish looks really good, sinfully delicious I must add.
A true Nyonya who cooks well.

I posted about Nyonya ladies who have to learn to cook last year....and must be able to make sambal belachan well...all hand me down secret recipe from grandma and mom.

I come from a Nyonya background, so love Nyonya and Malay dishes, as couple of aunties are Malays.
You know, what I miss? Eating fish & chips from a newspaper, in London.

Cod, roe, white vinegar, salt....Holy Smoke! The scent of that really overpowering.
Used to get them at Marble Arch, Soho, as well many other places, like Nottingill, Pettycoat Lane, Picadilly circus etc

Bet hubby must have polished clean his plate too, ha ha, this lovely dish of yours.
Have fun and stay young.
Best regards, Lee.

Uncle Lee said...

Tina, I copied your Japanese curry rice pic. Really delicious too.
Have saved it, bila naik angin and post about foods cooked by beautiful blogger friends, will display it, credit you.

terri@adailyobsession said...

my family has gone nearly vegetarian the last 3 weeks n we didn't miss meat. we know tt with cny round the corner we better get ready n detox now. this recipe will be perfect for tomorrow's dinner.thnk n regards to pat n you!