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Egglant, Tomato And Feta Cheese Napoleons

Courses: Starters and appetizers
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 lb 454g / 16ozEggplant - cut crosswise
  Into 1/4"-thk slices to equal 12 slices
5 tablespoons 75mlExtra-virgin olive oil
4 tablespoons 60mlBalsamic vinegar
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlSalt
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlFreshly-ground black pepper
1 cup 146g / 5.1ozCrumbled feta or goat cheese
2 tablespoons 30mlChiffonade fresh basil leaves
3 tablespoons 45mlTomatoes - stems removed, cut (large)
  Into 1/3"-thk slices to equal 12 slices
  Pesto Oil
2   Garliccloves - minced
2 cups 80g / 2.8ozBasil leaves - (loosely packed)
1 cup 237mlExtra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon 5mlSalt

Recipe Instructions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Toss the eggplant with 4 tablespoons of the olive oil, Balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper to coat. Place on a baking sheet in 1 layer and bake for 15 minutes, turning once. Cool on the sheet pan.

In a small bowl combine the cheese, basil, and remaining tablespoon olive oil.

Place 1 eggplant slice on a salad plate. Top with 1 tablespoon of the cheese, then 1 slice of tomato. Drizzle 1 teaspoon of Pesto Oil over the tomato, then another tablespoon of cheese. Top with another eggplant slice, and continue assembling, with 3 eggplant slices per napoleon, and ending with a cheese layer on top drizzled with pesto oil. Repeat with the remaining ingredients. Serve at room temperature.

For Pesto Oil: In the bowl of a food processor or blender place the garlic and basil and process on high while adding the olive oil in a steady stream. Continue to process until well-blended, season with salt to taste. (Makes 1 1/2 cups)

This recipe yields 4 servings.

EMERIL LIVE with Emeril Lagasse - (Show # EM-1E04) - from the TV FOOD - NETWORK


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