I really enjoy making food I know in different ways, I figured I want Italian, but I don't want Pasta and I want something fast using veggies that need to be used...and voila fresh mozzarella was on sale at the store...it was meant to be!
zucchini or any other veg. you want
S&P and red pepper flakes
Step 0: Slice the eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes and cheese into thin slices. Turn Broiler on and get the pan inside piping hot.
Step 1: pour some olive oil onto the bottom of a baking dish, put eggplant and zucchini slices in there and coat with EVOO (I use a silicone brush to help with this, hands work well too)
Step 2: Place eggplant-zucchini on the really hot pre-heated broiler pan till they are kinda brown on both sides (this can be done on any type of grill, this is just my most convenient method).
Step 3: while these guys above are tanning, get out a pan and put about 2 T. of EVOO in there with some chopped garlic and red pepper flakes, turn the flame to med-low and let the garlic simmer, not brown. The point of this is to get the garlic into the oil.
Step 4: Once the veg. is done create a nice ingredient stacking station, place it close to your garlic oil and begin stacking!
|stacking station. note the beautiful heirloom tomatoes...|
|lay eggplant onto already oiled dish, paint some of the garlic oil on top, add tomato then s&p and basil.|
|then add zucchini, more oil|
|then mozzarella and more basil|