Broiled Basil Eggplant

READY IN: 26mins
Recipe by breezermom

Eggplant that isn't breaded and fried! The cooking time for this recipe is for a large eggplant....if you use the smaller japanese style eggplant, reduce the broiling time.

Top Review by Dr. Jenny

Made this recipe last night as a side to Recipe #455716. We frequently have broiled eggplant with olive oil, salt and pepper, but this recipe was a real treat. I absolutely LOVED the fresh herb olive oil that was brushed on at the end. It was very flavorful. Thanks for this keeper. I will be making my eggplant again this way, particularly in summer months when herbs are fresh from the garden. Thanks! Made for ZWT 7

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine the first six ingredients in a small bowl, beating with a wire whisk until blended. Set aside.
  2. Brush both sides of eggplant slices with the 3 tbsp olive oil. Arrange eggplant slices in a single layer ona n ungreased baking sheet. Sprinkle with 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. Broil 5 1/2 inches from heat (with electric oven door partially opened) for 5 minutes on each side or until tender and lightly browned. (Smaller eggplants will need less time).
  3. Arrange eggplant slices on an ovenproof platter or casserole dish, overlapping slices slightly. Arange cheese slices over the eggplant slices. Broil for 1 minute or until cheese melts.
  4. Whisk the reserved olive oil mixture until blended. Spoon over the eggplant. Garnish with fresh basil sprigs if desired.

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