Savory Stuffed Aubergines
|Aubergines||2 , halved|
|Button mushrooms||4 Ounce, chopped (100 Gram)|
|Onion||1 Medium, finely chopped|
|Garlic||1 Clove (5 gm), crushed|
|Cheddar cheese||4 Ounce, grated (100 Gram)|
Scoop out the aubergine flesh, leaving shells about 5 mm/1/4 inch thick.
Sprinkle the flesh and shells with salt and leave to drain for 30 minutes.
Rinse the flesh and shells and pat dry with paper towels.
Chop the flesh.
Mix the mushrooms with the flesh.
Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the onion until softened.
Add the aubergine flesh and mushroom mixture and the garlic and fry gently for 5 minutes.
Stir in 75 g/3 oz of the cheese, salt and pepper.
Fill the aubergine shells with the mixture and sprinkle over the remaining cheese.
Put the aubergines in a baking dish and bake in a preheated moderate oven (180°C/350°F, Gas Mark 4) for 30 minutes or until tender.