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| Recipe | Aubergine Bake


It is cosy food season here in London. Stews and oven cooked goodness are required to keep us warm from the inside. Here is a side dish that I served up last week, we really enjoyed tucking into the comforting gooey tastiness. Hope you will too!











































| Ingredients |

2 large aubergines 
1 pack of mozzarella 
1 small onion
1 carrot
2 cloves garlic
500g passata 
 Olive oil
1 Bay leaf
1 low salt chicken/veg stock cube
2 tbsp White flour
100ml Water
100ml Red wine
2 tbsp Ketchup
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
Sugar (optional)
Parsley (optional) 
Salt and pepper

| Method |

1. Finely chop the carrot, onion, and garlic. Parboil the carrots for about 5 minutes.

2. Peel and cut the eggplant length ways into 1 cm thick slices and soak in water to remove any bitterness. 

3. Heat some olive oil in a pan and  add the garlic. When the aroma begins to release itself, add the onions and gently fry till they begin to  become transparent. Add the carrot and continue cooking.

4. Pour in the red wine and cook off the alcohol. Add passata, consomme, bay leaf, parsley, ketchup and Japanese Worcestershire sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste and add sugar if you find the passatta too sharp.

5.  In a measuring jug, mix the flour with 100 ml of water and add to the pan till all lumps are gone then add to the vegetable sauce. Simmer on low heat for 5 minutes at then set aside.

6.  Drain and dry the aubergine with kitchen roll or a clean tea towel. Heat a frying pan with olive oil and brown both sides of the  aubergine slices. Once they have slightly browned, cover with a lid and steam for 3 minutes.

7. Preheat your oven to  250°C

8.  Take an oven dish and line the base with the aubergine slices. Spoon on the tomato sauce and then top with the mozzarella. 

9. Bake oven for about 10 minutes  keeping a close eye on the cheese. When it's browned it is ready!


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11 comments:

  1. you're definitely right, it's the season for all things comfort food! this looks really yummy :D i'm usually a soup person during the Winter
    xo

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  2. Looks yummy might try this :) I'm on your blog for the first time but I will probably visit more often now, because it's so lovely.

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  3. Tis indeed the season for computer food - we've been tucking into lentil curries and bean stews every night for weeks. This recipe looks delicious and would make a nice change for us; I may just have to try it!
    xox,
    Cee

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  4. mmm these looks soo so good. thank you for sharing, keep warm x

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  5. Wahhh...looks so good, am coming over to eat at yours :))))) Marvellous xx

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  6. ooh that looks so tasty, will have to try it out x

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  7. omg my mouth literally just watered... its midnight and im hungry all over again haha! looks relish
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  8. Oh this is one of my favourites! I love aubergines, they are delicious in all forms! I've been delving into lots of hearty food too, it's so cold here it's about the only time all day I feel really warm! xxx

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  9. This delicious and warming, perfect for these cold evenings we've been having.

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