Hopvine's Marinated Roasted Eggplant (Aubergine)
photo by ChefLee
- Ready In:
- 1hr 5mins
- 1 medium globe eggplants or 2 medium Japanese eggplants
- 1⁄3 cup olive oil
- 3 tablespoons champagne vinegar or 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon dried fennel seed
- 1⁄4 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried basil, crushed before adding
- 1⁄2 teaspoon oregano, crushed before adding
- 1⁄4 teaspoon kosher salt, to taste
- 1⁄8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper, to taste
- Remove the peel of the eggplant. (If using Japanese eggplant, it's not necessary to remove the peel.).
- Slice the peeled eggplant thinly, about 1/8 inch thick, then make into smaller pieces (about 1"x2" strips).
- Combine remaining ingredients in a plastic airtight container.
- Add the eggplant pieces, cover, and shake well to coat.
- Chill in refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Place eggplant pieces on a non-stick baking sheet and roast for 7 minutes, then carefully turn them and roast another 7 minutes until tender.
- Keep the eggplant pieces refrigerated in an airtight container until you use them; they'll keep for up to 3 or 4 days.
- You can use the eggplant in various ways: put them in sandwiches, or (as I do) put the marinated eggplant pieces on your pizza along with the other veggies!
- Note: this marinade is also good for other roasted vegetables like asparagus; you can also grill the eggplant slices instead of roasting and use them as an appetizer (I use my Foreman grill), to make appetizers with them I usually use unpeeled Asian eggplant instead of the regular kind and slice them diagonally about 1/4-inch thick before grilling.
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I made this tonight for my own version of mushroom eggplant pizza and I have to say that this is THE best recipe for eggplant I have ever tried. I left out the fennel because I didn't have any. I used japanese eggplant so I didn't have to peel them. Watch them, they cook fast! I can see these will be great skewered on the grill too. Thanks for adding a new fave to my recipe collection!
This is a very good marinade that produces a strong balsamic flavored eggplant--yet you can still taste the rosemary, etc. The marinade itself would probably make a good salad dressing. I skinned my eggplants and then ran them through the quisinart so prep time was nil. I did use these to make Julesong's pizza recipe as she recommended (with home made dough from a different eggplant recipe). It was a very good pizza, just not five stars 'cause to me it was very strong and so has limited appeal. Thanks for the great recipe!
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