Eggplant, Salami & Cheese-Stuffed Shells W/Red Pepper Sauce

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Malriah

A different variation to traditional stuffed shells.

Top Review by evelyn/athens

The shells themselves were very tasty, but I didn't much care for the sauce. It might be just a personal thing, but I felt it needed something to 'round' it out. Next time, I think I'll add maybe a 1/4 cup of cream and a half teaspoon of tomato paste to it.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a colander, toss the eggplant with salt and cover it with a plate small enough to fit inside the colander.
  2. Weight the plate down and let eggplant drain 30 minutes.
  3. Purée bell peppers with broth, oil, garlic, basil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  4. Cover and set aside.
  5. In a large skillet cook onion in oil until softened.
  6. Add eggplant and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until the eggplant is cooked through.
  7. Combine the ricotta, salami, mozzarella, Parmesan, egg, basil, eggplant mixture and salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Cook the pasta shells in boiling salted water for 13 – 15 minutes, until they are al dente.
  9. Drain shells in colander and rinse them under cold water.
  10. Drain well.
  11. Spread half the reserved sauce in bottom of large baking dish.
  12. Stuff shells with eggplant mixture and arrange them in the dish.
  13. Bake, covered tightly with foil, 30 minutes at 350°F.
  14. Heat remaining sauce and serve with shells.

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