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Japanese Eggplants With Garlic, Olive Oil and Tomatoes

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“This is a great recipe from Kylie Kwong, a Chinese chef from Australia.”
1hr 10mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 180 C (350 F).
  2. Halve eggplants lengthways, leaving stems intact.
  3. Place eggplants in a single layer, cut-side up, in a lightly oiled roasting tin.
  4. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with garlic, thyme sprigs and salt, and cover tin with foil.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes, or until eggplants are tender.
  6. Remove from oven and increase temperature to 200 C (400 F).
  7. Drizzle eggplants with half the extra oil and bake, uncovered, for a further 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  8. Arrange eggplants on a platter and top with tomatoes.
  9. Drizzle with remaining oil and lemon juice, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and serve.

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