lost recipe -- Mimi's stuffed eggplant (Original Moosewood)
In my oldest version of the Original Moosewood Cookbook, there were three recipes for stuffed eggplant. My favorite was called Mimi's eggplant -- I think, and it featured ricotta, parmesan, basil, mushrooms, a little tomato paste, and of course the eggplant. I can't find my copy of the recipe! Can anyone paraphrase it for me? It does not appear in more recent printings of the book. The page has come out of my original copy and I can't find it!
Thanks! :) I started making this nine years ago for vegetarian dinner parties when I was living in Colombia. One of my first cooking accomplishments! Now I'm craving it! It is rich and delicious.
3 med eggplants
2 cloves garlic crushed
1 c onion chopped
2 med green peppers
2 med tomatoes
1 heaping tsp basil
1/4 tsp each tarragon and oregano
2 c ricotta
1/2 c parmesiano grated
1 c fine bread crumbs
salt pepper and olive oil
Slice eggplants, bake face down in 350 degree oven for 20-25 min. scoop out meat and chop.
Heat olive oil in pan. Saute onion,peppers, bay leaf, peppers and eggplant meat until the onions are translucent. Save half of the parmesiano and bread crumbs for topping. Mix the rest of the ingredients and let rest for 20 mins. Drain off extra liquid,
Put the filling back into the eggplant. Top with extra cheese and crumbs, Bake in 350 oven for 30-35 min.