Be creative with aubergine and try using them in this gorgeous Italian bake. Layer them with delicate courgettes, velvety mozzarella cheese and tasty Parmesan cheese.
- Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200˚C, fan 180˚C.
- Coat the aubergine and courgette slices in olive oil. Heat a griddle pan and sear the slices for 3-4 minutes each side. Transfer to a plate and repeat until all the slices are griddled.
- Add the onion to the griddle pan and cook for 3-4 minutes stirring until it has softened. Meanwhile heat the chopped tomatoes and garlic in a small pan. Add the onion and let it bubble for a few minutes.
- Spoon a little tomato sauce into the base of a large ovenproof dish. Then layer with vegetables, sauce and mozzarella. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and Parmesan, then bake for 35-40 minutes until golden brown on top.
Freezing and defrosting guidelines
In order to enjoy optimum flavour and quality, frozen items are best used within 3 months of their freezing date. Always defrost and heat thoroughly before eating. For more tips on freezing and defrosting food, read our article Love Your Freezer.
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