Grilled aubergine with fresh ricotta and grilled tomato-basil relish

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Ingredients

  • For the grilled tomato-basil relish:

  • 8 ripe plum tomatoes, cut in half lengthwise
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 small red onion, cut in half and thinly Technique: Slice Cutting a thin piece or pieces from a larger ingredient or dish. You can slice ingredients using a slicing disc fitted inside your food processor. I know this Teach me, please sliced
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 20g finely Technique: Chop To cut large ingredients or dishes into smaller chunks using a sharp knife. You can chop using a serrated blade fitted inside your food processor. I know this Teach me, please chopped fresh basil plus fresh leaves, for garnish
  • For the aubergine:

  • 8 Technique: Slicing Cutting a larger piece of food into even pieces or strips. I know this Teach me, please slices (2 medium eggplants, ends trimmed and cut crosswise into 1.5-cm thick Technique: Slicing Cutting a larger piece of food into even pieces or strips. I know this Teach me, please slices )
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 450g fresh sheep's milk ricotta
  • 20g finely Technique: Chop To cut large ingredients or dishes into smaller chunks using a sharp knife. You can chop using a serrated blade fitted inside your food processor. I know this Teach me, please chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

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Method

How to make Grilled aubergine with fresh ricotta and grilled tomato-basil relish

For the grilled tomato-basil relish:

1) Heat your grill to high.

2) Place the tomatoes in a bowl and toss with 2 tablespoons of the oil and season with salt and pepper. Place tomatoes on the grill and grill until charred on all sides, and just cooked through, about 10 minutes. Remove from the grill and coarsely Technique: Chop To cut large ingredients or dishes into smaller chunks using a sharp knife. You can chop using a serrated blade fitted inside your food processor. I know this Teach me, please chop .

3) Put the Technique: Chop To cut large ingredients or dishes into smaller chunks using a sharp knife. You can chop using a serrated blade fitted inside your food processor. I know this Teach me, please chopped tomatoes in a bowl, add the remaining 3 tablespoons of oil, onion, vinegar and basil and gently mix until combined. Let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving. Can be made 4 hours in advance and refrigerated. Bring to room temperature before serving.

For the auberine:

1) Heat your grill to high.

2) Brush the aubergine Technique: Slicing Cutting a larger piece of food into even pieces or strips. I know this Teach me, please slices on both sides with the oil and season with salt and pepper. Place the Technique: Slicing Cutting a larger piece of food into even pieces or strips. I know this Teach me, please slices on the grill and grill until golden brown and slighty charred, 4 to 5 minutes. Turn over and continue grilling until just cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes.

3) Stir together the ricotta and parsley in a medium bowl and season with salt and pepper.

4) Place the grilled aubergine on a large platter and top each Technique: Slicing Cutting a larger piece of food into even pieces or strips. I know this Teach me, please slice with a heaping tablespoon of the ricotta and a heaping tablespoon of the tomato relish.