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Roasted aubergine fan with chicken, cheese and tomatoes

Roasted aubergine fan with chicken, cheese and tomatoes

Roasted aubergine fan with chicken, cheese and tomatoes, an impressive alternative to the classic stuffed aubergines. So delicious and making it is easier than you would think.

As much as l love aubergines, they can be pretty boring on their own; cook them together with other ingredients and season them well, and they taste just amazing. I do have a few favourite recipes, like Roasted aubergine spread with tomatoes and peppersAubergine dip with mayonnaise or Stuffed aubergines. They all make a perfect starter, or, why not, a good snack in between meals, if you feel peckish, but would rather not have anything too big. Aubergines are ever so versatile, lots of ways of cooking them, although l think roasting is the very best.

You only need a few ingredients to make the fan, a few tomatoes, a few slices of your favourite cheese and a few slices of cooked chicken. Feel free to use ham or turkey instead of chicken, or omit it altogether for a vegetarian version. I used basil and parsley as they make a good match with cheese and tomatoes, but any other herb should do, why not. It’s all about experimenting, isn’t it?

Roasted aubergine fan with chicken, cheese and tomatoes

Roasted aubergine fan with chicken, cheese and tomatoes

Roasted aubergine fan with chicken, cheese and tomatoes

Ingredients:

  • 3 aubergines
  • 50 ml olive oil
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • about 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 8 slices of Gouda cheese
  • 8 slices of cooked chicken
  • 5 tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
Roasted aubergine fan with chicken, cheese and tomatoes

Roasted aubergine fan with chicken, cheese and tomatoes

Method:

  • Slice the aubergines lengthwise, keeping the end bit, so that is looks like a fan, each slices should be about 1/2 cm thick.
Roasted aubergine fan with chicken, cheese and tomatoes

Roasted aubergine fan with chicken, cheese and tomatoes

  • Use a garlic presser to puree the garlic, then mix it with the olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Slice the tomatoes, then cut the cheese and chicken in half.
  • Brush each slice with the oil mixture, then arrange between each slice 2 slices of tomatoes, 1 slice of cheese and one of chicken and top it with basil.
Roasted aubergine fan with chicken, cheese and tomatoes

Roasted aubergine fan with chicken, cheese and tomatoes

  • Bake in the preheated oven at 200 degrees C for 45 to 60 minutes until the aubergines are tender.
  • Sprinkle with fresh parsley.

Enjoy! 🙂

 

Roasted aubergine fan with chicken, cheese and tomatoes

Roasted aubergine fan with chicken, cheese and tomatoes

Roasted aubergine fan with chicken, cheese and tomatoes

Roasted aubergine fan with chicken, cheese and tomatoes

Roasted aubergine fan with chicken, cheese and tomatoes

Roasted aubergine fan with chicken, cheese and tomatoes

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