Char-Baked Tomato, Zucchini and Eggplant Recipe

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Submitted by Mary_RD

Makes 7 servings



From the book "Mad Hungry" by Lucinda Scala Quinn via Martha Stewart. The trick to this dish is to bake it much longer than you might expect and keep pushing down the mixture with a spatula to release the moisture. Watch the Video: http://www.marthastewart.com/344231/char-baked-tomato-zucchini-and-eggplant

Recipe Ingredients for Char-Baked Tomato, Zucchini and Eggplant

1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 onion, peeled and sliced
5 small tomatoes, thinly sliced
1 tsp salt, course
1 freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 small eggplant, about 6 inches long, thinly sliced crosswise
2 zucchini, about 5 inches long, thinly sliced lengthwise
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves

Recipe Directions for Char-Baked Tomato, Zucchini and Eggplant

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Pour some of the olive oil to cover the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch rectangular or 12-inch oval baking dish. Layer in half of the onion slices and one third of the tomatoes. Generously sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add a layer of eggplant and sprinkle on more salt. Add another third of the tomatoes, the zucchini, garlic, thyme, and the remaining onions. Top with the remaining tomatoes. Press down on the mixture with your hands. Pour over the remaining olive oil. Season generously with salt and pepper. (Don't worry. The vegetables will be piled high but collapse as they cook.)

  3. Bake uncovered for 1 1/2 hours. After 45 minutes, press the mixture down firmly with a spatula. The vegetables should be reduced in height, and should be brownish black and caramelized, almost charred in places. Return to the oven to finish roasting. Let cool for at least 10 minutes, so the mixture can solidify a bit. Cut into squares and serve.

Categories

Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 214.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
135
Calories from Fat
96
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.7g
16%
Saturated Fat
1.5g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
345mg
14%
Potassium
479mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates
10.0g
3%
Dietary Fiber
3.9g
16%
Sugars
4.9g
Protein
2.1g
Vitamin A 13% Vitamin C 35%
Calcium 3% Iron 4%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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