Eggplant Shelbourne - Good Taste
Good Taste showcases the best of the greater Lehigh Valley’s dining scene, and provides a beautiful and easy resource; one that you can use frequently, and throughout the year when friends or family ask, “Where should we eat tonight?” Use our extensive recipe collection on nights in to get the culinary experience of going out, right in your own home.
good, taste, food, lehigh valley, restaurants, eat, out, friday, saturday, specials, dining, wine, drink, dine
24034
portfolio_page-template-default,single,single-portfolio_page,postid-24034,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,select-child-theme-ver-1.0.0,select-theme-ver-3.3,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.0.1,vc_responsive

Eggplant Shelbourne

from?Pistachio Bar & Grille
 

INGREDIENTS

? 1 large eggplant, peeled
? Salt
? 1 T olive oil
? 1?1/2 lbs. fresh spinach, whole leaf or baby
? 1 small onion, diced
? 3/4 cup heavy cream
? 2 cups basic tempura mix, dry (homemade or commercially prepared)
? Grapeseed or olive oil for frying
? 16 oz. marinara sauce
? 1/2 lb. shredded mozzarella

 

DIRECTIONS

Slice eggplant lengthwise into 1/4-inch thick slices. Lightly salt and place on paper towels to drain for about 1 hour. In a large pan, saut? onions and spinach in olive oil until wilted. Strain out excess water and return to pan. Add heavy cream to spinach mix, bring to a low boil and cook
at medium heat until liquid is reduced by half.

Dredge eggplant in dry tempura mix. Working in batches, fry eggplant in a large saut? pan coated lightly with grapeseed or olive oil until both sides are golden. Add more oil as needed. Place eggplant on paper towels to drain.?

Grease an 8-inch casserole dish, then cover the bottom of the dish with marinara sauce. Next, add an even layer of eggplant topped with a layer of the spinach mix. Continue to assemble with another layer of marinara sauce, eggplant and spinach. Spinkle mozzarella over the top. Bake in a 350?F oven for 20 minutes until cheese is golden brown. Allow casserole to rest for 5 minutes before cutting
and serving.

 

(Serves 4)

 

 

Share this Article