Fire Grilled Eggplant with Sweet Tomato Gravy

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Darlene Buerger

By
@zarlene

This is an easy to make summer grilling recipe and a great way to showcase the bounty of your garden. Great as a vegetarian main dish or summer side dish for a crowd.

I do not peel the eggplant before I cook it on the grill but the outer peeling should be removed before it is served.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Serves:
4-6
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
20 Min

Ingredients

  • EGGPLANT AND MARINADE

  • 3 medium
    eggplants
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil
  • 1/3 c
    lime juice
  • 1 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 2
    jalapeno peppers, seeded, diced
  • TOMATO GRAVY

  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, plus more for brushing on eggplant
  • 3/4 c
    onion, diced
  • 2 medium
    green peppers, diced
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp
    smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic salt
  • 8 large
    ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 to 1 c
    vegetable broth, if needed
  • 4 oz
    can diced green chilies
  • 2 Tbsp
    honey

How to Make Fire Grilled Eggplant with Sweet Tomato Gravy

Step-by-Step

  1. Slice eggplants lengthwise into 1/2-inch thick slices and discard outer slices. Each eggplant should yield about 4 to 5 slices.
  2. Combine olive oil, lime juice, red pepper flakes and jalapeño peppers in a small bowl. Pour marinade over eggplant slices and refrigerate 20 minutes.
  3. While eggplant marinates, prepare tomato gravy. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, peppers and garlic; sauté until almost tender. Add paprika and salt. Add diced tomatoes; cook until tomatoes start to break down. Add broth if necessary to keep sauce from sticking. Add green chilies including juice and honey. Cook 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Heat a grill. Remove eggplant from marinade. Discard marinade. Place eggplant on hot grill until browned. Flip and grill other side. Move eggplant to outer side of grill and close lid. Cook 2 to 3 minutes longer. Remove from grill and place on large platter. Sprinkle with coarse salt. Spoon tomato gravy over eggplant and garnish with additional tomatoes, if desired.

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About Fire Grilled Eggplant with Sweet Tomato Gravy

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian



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