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Light Eggplant / Zucchini Parmigiana

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“This eggplant and or zucchini parmigiana is a fat reduced version and easy version. The main change is insteat of frying the vegetables you roast them in the oven. This procedure takes some time, but you avoid to soak everything with a lot of oil. I prepare always a big portion as I freeze the rest!”
READY IN:
1hr 30mins
SERVES:
8
UNITS:
US

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Directions

  1. Slice you eggplants or zucchini in 1/4 inch thick slices.
  2. Place eggplants in a big bowl and spread salt on them. Stir to coat them well. After 30 minutes rinse them and press out the water. This step is not necessary for zucchini.
  3. Turn on your oven to high broil.
  4. Coat with oil the eggplants or zucchini in the bowl with your hands.
  5. Place one layer of eggplants or zucchini on your baking try (I use a silicon map for this as it is easier to clean) and broil on both sides until they change the color to light brown. Repeat with all vegetables.
  6. Place your vegetables slightly vertical in your mold (I use a 10-8 inch one) and place mozzarella in between (see photo).
  7. Spread parmesan on it and press some cheese between the layers.
  8. Mix marinara sauce, oregano and pesto together and top everything with marinara sauce.
  9. Bake 30 minutes 350°F/180°C.
  10. This is usually served warm but in summer it is delicious cold with some bread!

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