Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
This is from Good Day for Grilling episode of Big Daddys' House with Aaron McCargo Jr. Good stuff!
- 1 1⁄2 cups balsamic vinegar
- 1⁄2 cup pine nuts
- 2 eggplants, cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
- 8 ounces goat cheese
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1 -2 teaspoon coarse sea salt (or to taste)
- 1 -2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons freshly chopped fresh parsley leaves
- 1⁄4 cup thin strips roasted red pepper
- 1 cup chiffonade arugula (or spinach or curly endive)
- Preheat the grill to medium high heat.
- Add the balsamic vinegar to a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Reduce until thickened and syrupy. Set aside.
- Toast the pine nuts in a dry saute pan over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes. Set aside.
- Drizzle the eggplant slices with olive oil and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Arrange them on the hot grill. Cook until nicely charred, about 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Remove them to a sheet tray lined with parchment.
- Combine toasted pine nuts, goat cheese, heavy cream, salt, pepper and parsley in a medium bowl. Mix well with a wooden spoon, until everything is incorporated evenly. Put 2 to 3 tablespoons of the cheese mixture on the edge of each eggplant slice. Roll the eggplant slices around the cheese. Put the finished roulades back on the grill that has been turned to low. Grill until the cheese begins to melt and the eggplant is warmed through, being careful not to burn the eggplant, about 3-4 minutes. Remove the roulades from the grill to a serving platter.
- Top each eggplant roulade with a roasted red pepper strip. Garnish with chiffonade of arugula(or spinach or curly endive), a drizzle of olive oil and the balsamic reduction. Enjoy!
Very easy to do, and this turned out perfectly!! The taste will send you over the moon, but you will be happy going there. The only difference I made was basting the eggplant (as I was grilling) and finished it off with the glaze, and then added the goat cheese and basil and dill on top. This is incredible and so worthy of such a choice, beloved vegetable - such as the eggplant. Thank you Sharon!!