This simple stuffed aubergines recipe is a delicious and tasty way to enjoy this often purple fruit.
The aubergine, or the ‘eggplant’ as it is known in the USA, is actually a berry, though many people consider it a vegetable.
In some other countries, it is known as ‘brinjal’.
This aubergine fruit is not always purple in colour and can be white, yellow, green or even black.
This is nice if you are trying to provide some colour variation at the dinner table 🙂
Are aubergines good for you?
The eggplant is a cheap and healthy alternative to some of the other vegetables we eat in our normal diet. It is high fibre and low calorie and is full of nutrients.
So it can make a good healthy contribution to any balanced diet. The taste of aubergine is quite mild when cooked, which is why it needs an interesting filling to make it interesting. I think this one does the trick.
After making this recipe I shall even be adding them to my weekly grocery shop.
Can you eat Aubergine skin?
The great thing about this stuffed fruit is that you CAN eat the skins, just like with baked potatoes.
But you need to leave the area around the stalk which is not really edible.
My stuffed eggplant recipe uses some basic ingredients, all of which are present in my fridge/freezer, apart from the eggplants which I bought especially.
To make it a bit more authentic you could always replace the minced beef with minced lamb, dependant on your preference and budget.
The optional HP sauce is really just a nice little twang I added just to give a little bit more oomph to the taste of the eggplant filling.
Really this recipe is so good that I shall be making it more regularly now. I hope you will try it too! If you do, remember you can eat the skins 🙂
I hope you enjoy this. Please let me know how you get on in the comments section below and if you managed to improve the recipe somehow!
How to make stuffed eggplant
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