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mspeach
« on: August 19, 2010 03:49:42 PM »

I've been getting creative trying to find things to do with the super-cheap farmer's market eggplant and made this tonight...

Last week, I grilled eggplant and topped with pesto, then baked and it was delicious, but I made way too much, so I froze it (I was going out of town and knew it'd be a yucky mess by the time I got back if I just stuck it in the fridge) and tonight I thawed it out to see what I was working with.  It was too smushy for my taste, so I skinned it and dropped it in my food processor (that thing is the best $12 I've ever spent).  It made this really tasty concoction that I was tempted to make into some kind of panini but then I thought of pasta.



So I stuffed each shell with a little piece of mozzarella cheese and this eggplant pesto thing, then topped with a tomato sauce I made a couple days ago (nothing special) and baked to melt the cheese.  Easy and delicious!   Also very simple to make into a vegan dish -- the cheese made it more hearty and filling, but I think it'd be a very delicious cheeseless meal as well.
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NasalMucus
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2010 12:32:53 AM »

That sounds soooooooo delicious! My stomach is rumbling now hahaha.

I'll have to try making this soon!
Thank you for sharing this!!
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Avian Flight
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2010 05:05:19 PM »

great save! i love eggplant and your combination of flavors sounds great.
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