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Madame Aubergine Cannelloni

Aubregine canneloni Instead of filling pasta, roll up the filling in seared aubregine, with lemon grass, fennel, tomato sauce.

Madame Aubergine Cannelloni

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Serves: 4-5 Cooking Time: 1 1/4 hr.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large bulb of fennel stalk chopped into C shapes
  • 1 lemon grass stalk cut two inches from the base into pieces
  • 1 small red pepper roasted on fire and skinned
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup dried tomato soaked in olive oil
  • 2 medium eggplants, cut lengthwise into 1/2-inch slices
  • 100 gm / 4 ounces goat feta cheese, crushed or grated
  • 4 tablespoon of grated parmesan cheese
  • 4 black olives, pitted and finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon capers, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

1

PREPARATION

2

Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook fennel and lemon grass until soft about 1 minute.

3

Reduce the heat and cook until golden, for 3 to 5 minutes. Add peppers, dried tomato and quarter cup of orange juice, bring to a boil and lower the heat, let it simmer for five minutes.

4

Cool it and add the remaining quarter cup of orange juice, puree in a blender and pour into a medium baking dish. Now you have a nice thick sauce.

5

Brush sliced eggplants with sesame or coconut oil, grill them on a skillet until golden on both sides, about 15 minutes. Set aside.

6

In a bowl, mash both cheese, olives, capers and one tablespoon of the parsley in a bowl.

7

Place a tablespoon of filling at the end of each eggplant slice and roll up from big end to the small end. You may use a toothpick to hold the little end in place or Lay seam-side down in the dish with sauce, looks pretty either way.

8

Place cannelloni roll on the baking dish with sauce and top the roll with one tablespoon of sauce and sprinkle with parmesan cheese and parsley.

9

Bake it in the oven for 10 minutes at 350º f / 180º c

Notes

Vegan can use macadamia cheese or cashew cheese. Please see macadamia cheese recipe.

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