Stuffed aubergines with seitan, sun dried tomatoes, raisins, basil and mint

by Alice on settembre 19, 2011

Stuffed aubergines with seitan, sun dried tomatoes, raisins, basil and mint


2 large aubergines (eggplants), cleaned
3-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 shallot, peeled and minced
300 g plain seitan, minced
half a glass white wine
whole sea salt, just enough to taste
a few pinches of freshly ground white pepper
a few pinches of chili powder
300 g tomato puree
2 ripe tomatoes, cleaned and diced
4 sundried tomatoes (8 halves), soaked in filtered water for 10 minutes then rinsed, drained and chopped
3 handfuls of raisins, soaked in filtered water for 10 minutes then rinsed and drained
a large handful of fresh basil leaves, cleaned and chopped
a handful of fresh mint leaves, cleaned and chopped

Makes 2-4 servings. Directions

Preheat the oven to 180º C. Line a baking tray with baking parchment or kitchen foil. Cut the aubergines into halves, lengthwise. Use a sharp knife to cut all around the inside edge of each aubergine half. Remove the aubergine flesh, chop it and set aside. Reserve the aubergine skins.
Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed frying pan or wok over a medium heat and sauté the minced shallot until translucent. Add the seitan and the wine and sauté until the wine has evaporated. Season with the salt, white pepper and chili then throw in the chopped aubergine flesh, tomato puree, diced tomatoes, sundried tomatoes, raisins, lower the heat and cook for about 10-15 minutes, stirring frequently. Take away from the heat and stir in the basil and mint. Divide the mixture equally between the 4 aubergine skins then place them on the prepared baking tray. Bake for 25–30 minutes until the skins are soft and the tops lightly crisp. Remove from the oven and let cool a bit. Top with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and garnish with fresh basil or mint just before serving. It’s delicious and tasty both warm and at room temperature.

Posted in: baking,cooked,picnic,savoury,seitan,summer,vegetables

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mihl settembre 19, 2011 alle 07:57

This looks so amazing! I have seen many great egplant recipes lately, but this one tops them all!

2 Alice settembre 20, 2011 alle 00:56

Thanks Mihl! Speak soon :)

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