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Barbecued eggplant-cheese stacks
Barbecued eggplant-cheese stacks

Barbecued eggplant-cheese stacks

Preparation 15 minutes
Cooking time 7 minutes
Servings 4 appetizers

Ingredients

  • 1 eggplant, cut into slices about 1.5 cm (3/4 in.)
  • 1 red pepper, quartered
  • 1 yellow pepper, quartered
  • 4 slices Haloumi cheese, about 50 g (2 oz) each

Marinade:

  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) olive oil
  • 45 ml (3 tbsp) balsamic vinegar
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) Dijon mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Vinaigrette:

  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) lemon marmalade
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) basil pesto
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) olive oil

Preparation

  1. Place the eggplant slices and pepper quarters in a large bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the oil, vinegar, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper.
  3. Pour the marinade over the vegetables, coating well.
  4. Leave to rest for 30 minutes at room temperature.
  5. Preheat the barbecue to high.
  6. In a microwave bowl, heat the marmalade for 15 seconds.
  7. Add the pesto and oil. Mix well and set aside.
  8. Place the vegetables on the hot grill and reduce heat to medium-low.
  9. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  10. When the vegetables are nearly done, put the cheese slices on the grill and barbecue for 1 minute per side.
  11. On 4 plates, assemble the stacks by layering, in order, 1 eggplant slice, 1 wedge of red pepper, 1 wedge of yellow pepper, another eggplant slice and finally a cheese slice.
  12. Drizzle the stacks with the pesto vinaigrette and serve immediately.

Note:

Haloumi cheese does not melt when heated. In Quebec you can find Doré-mi, a delicious cheese of the same type.

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