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Eggplant Boxes

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Ingredients
  Eggplants 4 Small
  Anchovy fillets 3
  Mozzarella cheese 2 Ounce
  Dried basil 1 Teaspoon
  Capers 2 Teaspoon
  Onion 1 Large
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)
  Oil 1 Tablespoon
  Canned tomatoes 16 Ounce (1 can)
  Worcestershire sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Fresh tomatoes 5
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Cook eggplants in boiling salted water for 5 minutes.
2) Drain and leave to cool, then cut off stalks and make a lengthwise cut through the eggplants leaving the halves still attached at one side.
3) Ease open and remove most of the flesh with a teaspoon.
4) In a bowl, finely chop or mash the flesh and put into a bowl.
5) Drain and chop anchovies.
6) Dice Mozzarella.
7) Preheat the oven to 350°.
8) Peel and chop onion.
9) Peel and crush garlic.

MAKING
10) Mix together eggplant flesh, anchovies, basil, Mozzarella, capers and seasoning.
11) Stuff the hollowed-out eggplant shells with mixture.
12) Heat oil in flameproof casserole and fry onion till brown.
13) Stir in garlic, tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce and seasoning.
14) Simmer gently for about 10 minutes or until the sauce has become quite pulpy.
15) Arrange the stuffed eggplants on top of sauce and bake for 45 minutes.
16) You can add 4-5 fresh tomatoes about 15 minutes before the end of the cooking time - they add attractive colour as well as taste.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Mediterranean
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Eggplant
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
70 Minutes
Ready In: 
95 Minutes

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