Eggplant Casserole
 
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Recipe type: Vegetarian
Cuisine: Caribbean
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 medium eggplants
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 8 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 medium sweet peppers, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 2 sprigs chive, chopped
  • 2 pimento peppers
  • 3 sprigs fine leaf thyme
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Slice one eggplant. Discard the two ends. Sprinkle the eggplant slices with salt, and let stand for about 10 minutes in a colander placed in the sink so that the eggplants bitter liquid drains away. Peel and chop, the other eggplant.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Saute the onion, garlic, pimento pepper and sweet pepper.
  3. Add the tomatoes and the celery, fine leaf thyme and chive.
  4. Add the tomato paste. Mix together.
  5. Add the sweet pepper grated carrot and the chopped eggplant.
  6. Leave to cook for about a few minutes until the eggplant is brown. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  7. Place a layer of the eggplant slices in 23x30cm baking dish.
  8. Place half of the sauteed tomatoes and eggplant over the slices of eggplant.
  9. Then layer with half the amount of grated cheese.
  10. Repeat layers until finished.
  11. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
Recipe by Simply Trini Cooking at https://www.simplytrinicooking.org/eggplant-casserole/