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BAKED STUFFED EGGPLANT WITH TUNA

Baked stuffed eggplant is a typical dish cooked somewhat in all Italian regions.


The classic is to cook it stuffed with minced meat, but a variation, a bit more expensive, but still divine in flavor, involves stuffing with tuna, without meat then.

I assure you that those who try them will be truly amazed.

This is a dish that is best enjoyed not too hot. They are also delicious cold!

Baked Stuffed Eggplant with Tuna

Baked stuffed eggplant is a typical dish cooked in many Italian regions. The classic is to cook it stuffed with minced meat, but a tasty variation involves stuffing with tuna. You will be amazed when you try these!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 6 small eggplants
  • 3 slices of stale bread
  • caciocavallo or other type of cheese to taste
  • 2 1/4 of cooked tomato sauce
  • 2 oz of tuna in drained extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • parsley to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Wash the eggplants and cut into two halves lengthwise.
  • Boil them in plenty of salted water.
  • Check the cooking with a fork; the eggplants should be quite soft, well cooked.
  • Drain and let cool.
  • Discard the pulp from the boiled eggplant and allow it to drain further.
  • Squeeze out the pulp so that all excess water goes away.
  • Meanwhile, let the stale bread soak in cold water until it is completely soaked.
  • Squeeze the bread strongly with your hands removing all the water.
  • Make a mixture with the breadcrumbs and eggplant pulp.
  • Add the egg, drained tuna, salt, black pepper, and parsley to the mixture and mix well.
  • Fill the concave halves of the eggplants with the mixture and arrange them in an oven dish.
  • Top each of the eggplant halves with the previously prepared tomato sauce and a thin strip of caciocavallo cheese (or other type).
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 350 F and bake for about 15 minutes.
  • When cooked, grill the eggplant for about 5 more minutes until nicely browned.
  • Allow to cool for a few minutes before serving.
  • This is a dish that is best enjoyed not too hot.
  • They are also delicious cold!
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