Grilled Eggplant Rollintini :: Twist on a Classic
Eggplant rollintini is an Italian classic, one of my favorites! Its typically made with breaded and fried eggplant but I decided to lighten up this classic. This dish is super easy to make, especially since we are taking out the whole breading process. I had marinara sauce already made from Sunday, you can make your own or if you are in a pinch use a store bought sauce. My sauce is pretty basic; garlic and onions or shallots sautéed in olive oil, canned tomato puree, lots of fresh basil, salt and pepper. Let it simmer away for a couple hours and your good to go.
Here, the eggplant is sliced lengthwise, grilled then filled with a creamy ricotta mixture. Rolled up, topped with sauce and mozzarella. Its then baked until golden and bubbly. I baked mine in individual all clad baking dishes but you can certainly use a single larger one. This will definitely be a new favorite! You certainly won't miss the fried version! I served mine with a little bit of broccoli rabe on the side.