Thursday, October 28, 2010

Eggplant and Kale Stacks with Caramelized Shallot Tomato Cream Sauce

The focal point of last night's dinner was baked eggplant. Traditionally, baked eggplant is made by dipping thick slices of eggplant in an egg wash and then coating them liberally in bread crumbs.  A golden crust forms on the outside and the inside becomes soft and creamy.  In order to achieve this perfect consistency in my gluten-free vegan kitchen, I dipped each slice in a cornstarch and water mixture, then baked them in a hot oven (425 degrees) on an oiled cookie sheet.  Not bad.


I needed some healthy greens as a contrast, so I grabbed a few leaves of kale from my garden and steamed them in the microwave.  The creamy sauce was made with caramelized shallots, fresh basil from my garden, Bionaturae tomato sauce, and about a tablespoon of Tofutti cream cheese.  I also tossed the sauce with some Tinkyada penne for a complete meal.  Quick, simple, delicious!

4 comments:

Trish said...

Yum! Sounds delish! I eat shallots all the time and yet I rarely caramelize them. Will have to try. Thanks

wellonwheels said...

They caramelize really quickly and get that nice, sweet and smoky flavor that adds depth to the recipe. I love them!

Noelle said...

Crazy yummy! This is every food that I like! I love your blog too!

Mary Lawrence said...

I'm glad you like this, Nicole. And I hope it comes out delicious when you make it at home!