Thursday, October 30, 2014

Stuffed Eggplant Canoe

Stuffed what?!

Yes you read correctly Stuffed Eggplant Canoe.

Thursday's Treat!

Last night after work I was exhausted and had a lot to do. I had emails to read, pictures to edit, company coming over and didn't want to invest a lot of time in the kitchen. I remembered I had bought two lovely Eggplants on Saturday after my visit with grandma and the Salon. I only grab them when on sale and the size is right. I don't want to waste time or money if I won't use the whole veggie.

I was wondering how to use them this time and googled some ideas found one I liked and tweaked it to my likes, here it is.

Ingredients:
-2 medium eggplants
-olive oil
-2 small tomatoes
-peppers
-2 garlic cloves
-parsley
-shredded / grated cheese
-breadcrumbs
-Parmesan cheese (optional)
-salt (optional)

So you recall I used the word canoe in my title right? Well that is because what you are going to do is scoop the inside of the eggplant out not to deep but just enough to form a canoe shape and set the insides aside for stuffing!!!

Heat a large skillet on medium with 2 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil when hot add 2 cloves of garlic minced when that cooks down a bit add the eggplant pieces. Cook for about 5/7 minutes then add 2 small tomatoes chopped into small cubes. I had 1 small tomato and 1 can of diced so I used that instead. I used 1 handful of red peppers diced in small pieces and 1 handful of orange just for variety you can use plan ole green ones and 1 tablespoon of parsley.
I tossed to spread everything evenly and cooked that for another 10 minutes.

While that cooked in a bowl I added 3 cups of breadcrumbs you can use plain or seasoned. I used the Italian seasoned one and added 1 cup Parmesan cheese. I love cheese! I mixed that and removed skillet from heat and dropped the eggplant stuffing in the bowl. I mixed it all up till even coated.

I used a large serving spoon to scoop stuffing onto the eggplant canoes, I made 4 so I made sure every canoe was evenly filled. I sprinkled more cheese on top, this time a 6 cheese Italian blend.
I placed them on a baking tray and baked for 30 minutes. Making sure cheese was semi melted and eggplant canoe tender enough to eat.

Wow what an amazing blend of flavors! My daughter took hers to school today and texted me to say how yummy it was another two thumbs up from my picky eater yippy!
I didn't make a side because the "stuffing" had peppers, tomatoes, cheeses and breadcrumbs I thought that was enough.

Enjoy!


Always stress free xo.

29 comments:

  1. Hey, this looks yummy! Will try it over the weekend. Thanks for sharing! :-)

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    1. Jing! Thanks for visit, it's easy as pie lol:)

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  2. Delicious and we both had eggplant on our minds today.

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    1. I hope you shared so I can go take a look :)!

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  3. Oohhh la la. I love me some eggplant too. Will certainly have to give this recipe a try. It isn't that too complicated and requires simple ingredients. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Natasha thanks for visit, I found the tomatoes and peppers gave it such a great taste, hope you try it indeed and get out the kitchen just in time to create something else fab :)!

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  4. These look delicious and very easy to prepare. I'm always looking for different ways to incorporate veggies into our meals.

    Thank you for sharing at the #SHINEbloghop.

    Have a great weekend.

    xoxo
    Tammi

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  5. Tammi thanks for visit! I am always trying to fit veggies in my life lol I tend to not be a fan at times but if you make them tasty enough it's easier to try. Loved Shine, great stuff !

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  6. Oh wow! How cool and fun and yummy looking!

    My kids would think this is neat!

    Thanks for sharing and linking up to the #SHINEbloghop.

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.
    xoxo

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    1. Jennifer, thanks for visit. You are so correct, the shape can definitely attract kids attention lol. I found that it was great to hold as if it were a sandwich as well. Loved Shine! Found some great stuff :)!

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  7. Another great recipe that I need to try, hubby has only had Eggplant Parmesan.

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    1. Hey mama well the great thing about this one is you can totally add just about anything else if the tomatoes and peppers are not your thing, enjoy xo

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  8. Hello sweet lady! This looks incredible. Pinned. We appreciate you taking the time to party with us. We hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We love partying with you! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

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  9. I bet you could stuff squash with that yummy filling. Thanks so much for sharing at #theWeekendSocial. Love to see you again Thursday 9:00 PM EST. Pinned. http://www.theKitchenChopper.com

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    1. KC thanks for visit, yes I am sure you can totally switch up or add!!!

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  10. That looks delicious!
    Thanks for joining in the hobnob, which I am cohosting.Glad you could join us. I am also your newest follower..:)

    -Priyam @ http://priyam-simplejoys.blogspot.com

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    1. Priyam thanks for visit, loved the hobnob. It was tasty indeed:)

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  11. Thanks for coming and linking up at #TheWeekendSocial. Please be sure to come back this week starting Thursday at 9PM EST on KitchenDreaming.com ! I hope to see you there! Pinned

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    1. Dina, thanks for visit. Loved Weekend Social

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  12. I love eggplant! My favorite restaurant, Crescent City Grill in Hattiesburg, Ms, makes a mean Eggplant Pirou. It is stuffed with seafood in a creole hollandaise sauce. Look it up! I can't wait to try yours!

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  13. Thanks for the info HH! Will look it up indeed. I never thought that making a clear effort to eat healthier and add eggplants to my life could be such fun lol. Thanks for visit, hope to chat again soon :)

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  14. This looks delicious! I'm ashamed to say that I have never even tried eggplant! But this recipe looks easy enough, maybe it's time to give it a try! Thanks so much for sharing at the Talented Tuesday Link Party!

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    1. Amy thanks for visit ha don't feel too bad I started making better choices and added eggplant not to long ago but it's great addition for sure. I have a few other eggplant shares on my page you can check out too with less items if you wish. Hope to see you here again soon:)

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  15. That looks so delicious. I love eggplant so will be trying this soon for sure. Thanks for sharing your recipe at the Say G'day linky party-I just pinned it!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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    1. Thanks Natasha! Great party found tons of stuff :)

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  16. G'day Looks great! All blog comments appreciated and sharing is caring today!
    Cheers! Joanne @ What's On The List #SayGdayParty pinned

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    1. Mickey, sorry I didn't respond earlier I didn't see this comment thank you for visit. :)

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  17. Looks great! I'm always looking for new recipes. Thanks for sharing at On Display Thursday!

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    1. Bre thanks for visit and comment, glad to share:)

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