Eggplants and other grilled vegetables are an unusually tasty dish. And it is ideal both for those who for some reason do not eat meat or poultry, and for an easy addition to kebabs.
Today we will talk about how delicious and easy to cook eggplant on the grill. In the season of this vegetable, they will be very useful..
How to pickle eggplants for grilling
To get an unforgettable taste of vegetables on fire, you must marinate them in advance. The recipe of this marinade is ideal not only for eggplants, but also for bell peppers, zucchini, carrots and others. We need to take the following components:
- 100 ml of olive oil, which is suitable for frying (you can take sunflower with olive in equal shares);
- 2 tbsp. spoons of white wine vinegar;
- 3 tablespoons of soy sauce of medium salinity;
- a pair of garlic teeth;
- some dry basil or other fragrant herbs.
Garlic chopped. We warm the oil a little in the pan and add the rest of the ingredients to it. Blue cut into fairly large pieces. Fill them with a mixture and cover the bowl with cling film..
The best option is to place the pieces in a bag and tie it tightly. So eggplant will marinate faster. If you have a marinator, use it. In this device you can quickly pickle vegetables, meat and poultry.
|blue ones –||2 pieces|
|pickle marinade above –||double rate|
|ripe tomato –||1 large|
|garlic –||pair of cloves|
|salt and spices –||taste|
|Time for preparing: 30 minutes||Calories per 100 grams: 123 Kcal|
Today we cook grilled eggplants, seasoned with tomato sauce. Great picnic snack!
So, we start with pickling blue ones. Cut them into the right size into pieces and leave in the marinade for at least an hour.
Grind tomatoes with a blender. Pre-better to remove the skin. It is quite simple to make it – cut a tomato crosswise. We pour it with boiling water up to the top and leave it for a minute. Then pour tomato ice water. Now the skin is easily removed.
Chop the tomato pulp in a blender bowl with garlic and salt. Eggplants get out of the marinade and laid on the grill grate. There should be no open fire, only smoldering embers! As soon as one side turns red, turn the vegetables over. Pour the finished eggplants with tomato sauce, decorate with greens and serve to the table. You can also put rye toast separately.
Recipe blue on the grill in the oven
This quick meal can be cooked at home quickly and easily. We will add other vegetables to the eggplants – zucchini and paprika.
- vegetables – eggplant, pepper and zucchini, 1 piece each;
- lemon juice – 1 tablespoon;
- sea salt – 1 tablespoon;
- balsamic vinegar – 1 tablespoon:
- garlic – 1 clove;
- hard cheese – 130 grams.
The time required is 30 minutes. Energy value – 189 kcal per 100 grams.
Lemon juice and sea salt mix. Add vinegar and garlic, finely chopped. Cut vegetables like this – zucchini and blue circles of medium thickness.
Pepper – boats of similar sizes. Put them in the marinade for a couple of minutes. We spread on the oiled grill vegetables.
Grate cheese and sprinkle on eggplant, zucchini and pepper. Turn on the “Grill” and cook vegetables for about 15 minutes.
Apply grill pan
Eggplants in a grill pan can be cooked very quickly and easily. Choose marinade from the recipes presented above. Cut the vegetable into circles and let it brew for about 1 hour..
On a hot skillet fry mugs until done. For ready-made vegetables, you can apply this sauce – sour cream mixed with garlic and greens.
Another option for dressing is tomato paste with garlic, salt and spices. A more complex version of the dish – add slightly zucchini cubes, onions and tomatoes to slightly roasted blue ones.
Add a drop of water, cover with lid and simmer until tender. It turns out great stew.
Preparation for the winter
If you want to keep the taste of summer for the winter, we suggest you to prepare grilled eggplants. Especially this recipe for grilled eggplants is relevant for those who grow vegetables themselves, and no longer know what to do with the blue ones..
- eggplants – 2 kg;
- sunflower oil – 200 ml;
- vinegar (9 percent) – 120 ml;
- garlic – 6 cloves;
- salt and spices to taste.
Time costs – 1 hour 20 minutes. Calories – 300 kcal per 100 grams.
Let’s start with the blue ones. Carefully wash them and cut them into circles. Cooking on the grill in the oven or outdoors until cooked. Finished pieces tightly laid in a jar. Put garlic on the bottom.
Mix oil, vinegar, salt and spices. The mixture is brought to a boil. Then we pour our vegetables to her. Filled jars need to be sterilized for about 30 minutes, and then hermetically rolled covers (sterilized).
In general, eggplants are very capricious vegetables when preserved. Therefore, all utensils should be carefully sterilized..
To cook delicious eggplants, you need to know a few secrets:
- When cutting it is important to use only stainless steel knives. So vegetables will not blacken much.
- The blue ones wash first, and only then the stalks are cut. Otherwise, the eggplant will absorb water..
- Bitter blue we fall asleep with coarse or ordinary salt (plentifully). Give the juice and wash the vegetables thoroughly..
- Eggplant for grilling most often do not clean. If you do not like the taste of the peel, then it can easily be removed if you bake the eggplant entirely on the fire. It is necessary to carry out the procedure carefully until the flesh has cooled. From this eggplant you can cook a warm salad of baked vegetables.
- When frying in a pan in oil, these vegetables absorb a lot of oil. To avoid this, you must first fry the pieces in a dry pan with a non-stick coating. Then add butter, garlic, spices and salt..
Now you know how to cook delicious eggplant on the grill both at home and in nature. Enjoy your meal!