Inspiration is the Bounty of Fall, glorious purple eggplants!
You pick you favorite vegetable; our favorites are Eggplant, Cauliflower, Zucchini and Butternut Squash! For a meatless meal that is loaded with goodness and delicious taste, the Amazing Rub makes it easy to bring the best taste to the table with “Roasted Veggie Parmesans”.
From the Kitchen of Terri Bergman
The Amazing Eggplant Parmesans
1 Large Eggplant
1 Tbls Balsamic Vinegar
2 tsp of The Amazing Rub
1 cup Pizza or Marinara Sauce
1 Tbsp Amazing Herbes
1 cup Mozzarella cheese +/- Brie Slices
½ cup Parmesan cheese
Basil leaves (optional)
Roasted Red/Yellow Peppers and Mushrooms, optional
Prepare by rinsing the Eggplant (we don’t peel), and slicing into 6- 8 ¾” thick slices. Line a cookie sheet with Parchment Paper or spray with a oil spray (we do both). Place Eggplant slices on sheet and brush each side with balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle the eggplant on both sides with the 2 full teaspoons of The Amazing Rub Seasoning – set aside and let rest for *30- 60 minutes. (*if you have the time this will enhance flavor, but can be prepared right away) THE RUB CARMELIZES AND ENRICHES TASTE!
Bake in 400 degrees oven for 15 minutes, then remove and turn slices…bake another 10-15 for a golden browned vegetable slice. Add The Amazing Herbes to the one cup of sauce divided equally on all eggplant slices, top with mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
If you have roasted peppers and mushrooms these are a great additional topper (prepared the same way, balsamic vinegar, Amazing Rub, and a little Olive Oil)
Bake topped eggplant slices 5-7 additional minutes in oven, remove. Optional if in season – garnish with fresh Basil leaves if desired. Enjoy!