Monday, June 11, 2012

Grilled Eggplant

After a rough day, nothing makes me feel better than beautiful food.  

Eggplant, salted and grilled.

In a mortar with a pestle mash fresh basil with some garlic, fresh lemon juice and salt.

On each eggplant slice smear some basil mash.  Then layer up tomatoes, more eggplant and feta to your heart's content

Liberally drizzle with olive oil and give a good grind of Trader Joe's Flower Pepper.

Finish in the oven for about 15 minutes until the cheese is all toasted. 

Enjoy with some crusty bread and a rosé, preferably in the garden.  Breathe deeply and pretend you didn't lose your temper with the driver in the other car.

All better now.

(Inspired by this recipe.)

1 comment:

donnag said...

I will be doing this...I have eggplants ready to pick and so much fresh basil....this look wonderful!