Friday, September 26, 2008

Monday Meals Part Two : Dinner

Over the weekend we had harvested some beautiful eggplant from the garden. Peter used two of them to serve with squash alongside the rabbit dish on Sunday. For Monday evening, he suggested that we make eggplant pizzas, but not traditional pizza with crust. The eggplant themselves would serve as the base of the pizza.

Halved and scored eggplant with diced tomato.

First, he sliced each eggplant in half lengthwise and scored each half. Then he added peeled, seeded, and diced tomato to the top of each.

Dressing the "pizzas" with herbs, shallots, anchovies, and cheese.

Next, he sprinkled each "pizza" with fresh thyme and chopped shallot. He added some anchovies that we had in the fridge, then topped it all with grated cheese.

The completed eggplant pizza, fresh from the oven!

Into the oven they went! After a while they came out and we devoured them. They were succulent and tasty, the flavors all perfectly blended.

If you want Peter's recipe for these great eggplant "pizzas," check it out at his web site, à la carte, here (the first link is the home page, the second link is the recipe itself).

Next up: dessert!

3 comments:

  1. Brilliant! Not only do those "pizzas" look succulent beyond imagining, but they're also carb-free. Can't wait to give them a try.

    ...Susie

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  2. susan, it's true about the carbs and the flavor. Let me know if you try it out and how you like it!

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  3. This looks great. I sometimes buy eggplant but end up not finding the right recipe to use it, one that doesn't need a whole lot of other vegetables to go with it...

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