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melanzane funghetto, a super easy Italian eggplant recipe

 

Melanzane funghetto: a super easy Italian eggplant recipe. Get this and more Italian vegetarian eggplant recipes on Gourmet Project, a Rome based Italian food blog.
Melanzane funghetto: a super easy Italian eggplant recipe. Get this and more Italian vegetarian eggplant recipes on Gourmet Project, a Rome based Italian food blog.

 

The melanzane funghetto recipe was inspired by a little end-of-Summer culinary adventure

 

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Life in Porto Santo Stefano, Tuscany, Italy, the secret of Italian dolce vita on Gourmet Project, an Italian food blog

 

If you’ve ever been to Agentario, you’d probably visited a cute little town:

 

Porto Santo Stefano.

Life in Porto Santo Stefano, Tuscany, Italy, the secret of Italian dolce vita on Gourmet Project, an Italian food blog
Life in Porto Santo Stefano, Tuscany, Italy, the secret of Italian dolce vita on Gourmet Project, an Italian food blog

 

A peaceful place where nothing happens except for good eats, beach walks and a little competition between the 4 town districts for the Ferragosto regatta.

 

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Life in Porto Santo Stefano, Tuscany, Italy, the secret of Italian dolce vita on Gourmet Project, an Italian food blog

 

We were there for our annual Summer weekend, a few weeks ago, with the only intent of having a huge fish barbecue.

 

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Life in Porto Santo Stefano, Tuscany, Italy, the secret of Italian dolce vita on Gourmet Project, an Italian food blog

 

I brought the not-at-all-Summery chocolate salami and even less Summery Nutella torrone (you know, Fall Issue duties) and my sister brought melanzane funghetto, a simple and traditional way of cooking roasted eggplants.

 

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Life in Porto Santo Stefano, Tuscany, Italy, the secret of Italian dolce vita on Gourmet Project, an Italian food blog

 

After the big-enough-but-could’ve-been-bigger bbq feast we had the following leftovers:

So, the day after, we diced swordfish, and sauté all the above for a couple of minutes. Cooked pasta and seasoned it:

Kitchen serendipity.

 

 

Back home, I decided it was time for an eggplant project.

Forget about the Gone with the Summer blues: it’s time to get in the kitchen and enjoy the peak in flavor season of these purple cuties…

I’ll give you a few suggestions :-). Beginning, of course, with

 

melanzane funghetto

Melanzane funghetto: a super easy Italian eggplant recipe. Get this and more Italian vegetarian eggplant recipes on Gourmet Project, a Rome based Italian food blog.
Melanzane funghetto: a super easy Italian eggplant recipe. Get this and more Italian vegetarian eggplant recipes on Gourmet Project, a Rome based Italian food blog.

 

Italian eggplant recipes: melanzane funghetto
 
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recipe type: Italian vegetarian recipes
cuisine: italian
serves: 2-4
ingredients
  • 2 medium big eggplants
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 red chili
  • Salt
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • A few sprigs of parsley
how to
  1. Cut eggplants in 4 and then in medium/small chunks.
  2. Place them in a colander and sprinkle them with salt. Leave them 5-10 minutes.
  3. Peel and crush the garlic.
  4. Rinse, drain and dry the eggplants well with a kitchen cloth.
  5. Heat 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil in a large pan, brown garlic and red chili (carved to release aroma).
  6. Remove them and add the eggplants.
  7. Turn to high heat and cook the eggplants, stirring now and then, until completely cooked.
  8. Meanwhile finely chop the parsley.
  9. Serve the eggplants hot or room temperature, sprinkled with fresh parsley.

 

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