Friday, March 16, 2012

Grilled Eggplant Bites

This past week has brought unseasonably warm weather to my neighborhood. Every where I look, people are outside taking advantage of the sunshine and warm temperatures. There are a multitude of reasons to enjoy the climate change, but my favorite is the ability to start grilling outdoors again. 

Grilled Eggplant Bites
recipe courtesy of Maryland Meals

1 eggplant
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
2-3 tomatoes, sliced
½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
4 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 garlic cloves, minced
Fresh herbs to garnish (dill, basil, oregano, thyme, etc)
Salt and pepper

Slice eggplants, toss with olive oil, salt and pepper.

Grill until the eggplant slices are cooked, about 5 minutes on an electric grill, you can also fry or bake the eggplant slices.

Meanwhile mix the grated parmesan cheese, garlic, mayonnaise and pepper in a small bowl.

Arrange the eggplant slices on a plate, top each one with a slice of tomato and a spoonful of the mayonnaise mixture. Garnish each appetizer chopped herbs of your choice.