Tomato and aubergine bake recipe

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  • Vegetarian
serves: 2
Cooking: 25 min
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    Ingredients

    • Large aubergine
    • Tbsp olive oil
    • 2 thickly sliced beef tomatoes
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • Dried Italian herbs
    • 120g (4oz) diced mozzarella
    • 30g (1oz) grated Parmesan
    • Bunch fresh basil leaves

    Method

    • Thinly slice a large aubergine and brush each slice liberally with olive oil.

    • Heat a large nonstick frying pan and fry the slices for 1-2 mins on each side until just golden.

    • Layer the fried slices in a shallow ovenproof dish with 2 thickly sliced beef tomatoes, seasoning each layer with salt and freshly ground black pepper and some dried Italian herbs.

    • Bake in a very hot oven for 15 mins then top with diced mozzarella and some grated Parmesan and return to the oven for a further 10-15 mins until golden and bubbling.

    • Garnish with fresh basil leaves.

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