Egyptian Spicy Aubergine Casserole

Similar to a Greek Moussaka, this delicious casserole using an array of fresh ingredients and tinned tomatoes - a cupboard staple
Egyptian Spicy Aubergine Casserole by Katelyn Allegra
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Egyptian Spicy Aubergine Casserole by Katelyn Allegra
April 07, 2019
Level Intermediate
Preparation Time 20 minutes
Cooking Time 40 minutes
Serves 4


RECIPE BY Katelyn Allegra
FOOD STYLING BY Katelyn Allegra & Cassandra Upton
PROP STYLING BY Katelyn Allegra, Cassandra Upton & Sophia-Maria Eygelaar

INGREDIENTS

2 aubergines, thickly sliced
1½ tbsp olive oil, plus more for drizzling
spinneysFOOD Salt, for seasoning
400g fresh cherry tomatoes
1 x 400g spinneysFOOD Chopped Italian Tomatoes
2 baby leeks, finely sliced
spinneysFOOD Pepper, for seasoning
70g breadcrumbs
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tbsp fresh herbs, chopped
120g mozzarella, torn
spinneysFOOD Fresh Parsley, chopped, for garnishing

METHOD

  • 1

    Heat a large griddle or frying pan

  • 2

    Brush the slices of aubergine with olive oil and season well with salt

  • 3

    Once the pan is smoking, place the slices on the pan and fry for 10-15 minutes or until charred and cooked through. Turn over and repeat on the other side

  • 4

    Take off the heat and set aside

  • 5

    In the same pan, fry the cherry tomatoes in a glug of olive oil for 10 minutes or until blistered

  • 6

    Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6

  • 7

    In a large roasting dish, combine the Italian tomatoes and leeks and season well with salt and pepper

  • 8

    Top with the aubergine and drizzle with olive oil, the breadcrumbs, garlic, herbs and mozzarella in a bowl.

  • 9

    Cook in the oven for 30 minutes or until the aubergines are tender

  • 10

    While the aubergines are roasting, combine the breadcrumbs, garlic, herbs and mozzarella in a bowl

  • 11

    Sprinkle the breadcrumb mixture over the aubergines and increase the oven temperature to 220°C (fan-forced), gas mark 7. Roast for a further 15 minutes or until golden and the cheese has melted

  • 12

    Serve garnished with the parsley

NOTES

Did you know, spinneysFOOD Organic Chopped Italian Tomatoes and spinneysFOOD Chopped Italian Tomatoes are produced in Italy. These tomatoes are collected once a year during the Italian tomato harvest and packed before being sent to the UAE. Tomatoes are a good source of Vitamin C. 

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