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RECIPE: Grilled Fairytale Eggplants

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb. fairy tale eggplants, halved lengthwise, stems intact
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. coarsely chopped fresh herbs, like rosemary or mint
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Red pepper flakes, optional

METHOD

  • Prepare a medium-high (400°F to 475°F) gas or charcoal grill fire.
  • Toss the eggplants with a mix of olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and coarsely chopped fresh herbs. Let stand to marinate while the grill is heating.
  • Place the eggplants on the grill grate cut side down. Grill, covered, until grill marks appear, 1 to 5 minutes. Flip the eggplants and grill, covered, until completely tender, 1 to 3 minutes more.
  • Arrange cut side up on a serving platter. Whisk the lemon juice into the remaining oil mixture and drizzle over the eggplant. Sprinkle lightly with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes to taste. Serve and enjoy!

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