Sunday, August 9, 2009

Eggplant Rolls with Spicey Tomato Sauce


1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 tsp dried hot red pepper flaked
7 tbls olive oil
1 1/2 lb plum tomatoes
1/2 tsp sugar
1 (1 1/4 lb) eggplant
12.5 oz ricotta (i used part skim)
1.5 oz finely grated parmigiano-reggiano
3 tbls finely chopped fresh basil (i used about 1 tbls dried basil)
1/4 tsp black pepper


Make sauce:
Cook garlic and red pepper flakes in 1 tablespoon oil in a 2-quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat, stirring, until garlic is golden, about 30 seconds. Add tomatoes, sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon salt and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, 15 to 20 minutes.

Grill eggplant while sauce cooks:
Heat grill pan over high heat until hot.

Peel 2-inch-wide strips of skin from opposite sides of eggplant and discard. Holding a knife parallel to a peeled side, cut eggplant lengthwise into 8 (1/3-inch-thick) slices. 3Brush both sides of slices with 3 tablespoons oil (total), then season with salt and pepper.

Grill slices in batches, turning over once and brushing grilled sides with some of remaining oil, until golden brown and tender, about 4 minutes, then transfer to a tray.

Assemble eggplant rolls:
Stir together cheeses, 2 tablespoons basil, pepper, and remaining salt. Divide cheese mixture among slices (3 to 4 tablespoons per slice), leaving an 1/8-inch border along edge. Roll up each slice, beginning with a short end, and serve rolls topped with sauce and sprinkled with remaining basil.

Serves: 4 entrees, or 8 appetizers.

Recipe from: Gourmet

Nutrition Facts

User Entered Recipe

4 Servings

Amount Per Serving
Calories 401.5
Total Fat 31.6 g
Saturated Fat 7.9 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 19.6 g
Cholesterol 28.7 mg
Sodium 712.9 mg
Potassium 692.6 mg
Total Carbohydrate


  1. Sherri I love your blog! I like the nutrition info. I made your tomato sauce tonight (although with cherry tomatoes instead) and it was fantastic!

  2. thanks charity!! yeah, I just used a combination of whatever tomatoes I had.. i think it was some cherry and some plum... still tasted yummy!