Baked eggplant rolls

This is another small dish that I made for the tapas dinner party.  A bit more of an Italian feel rather than a Spanish one, but the guests seemed to really enjoy it!

Baked eggplant rolls

Ingredients

1 chopped tomato
1  tsp chopped flat leaf parsley
1 tsp chopped basil
1/2 clove crushed garlic
1/4 tsp sugar
1 tsp tomato paste
1 ball of mozzarella, cut into fingers
1 eggplant
Serrano ham (or you could substitute prosciutto)
olive oil
basil leaves
salt
pepper

Method

First, pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.

Make the sauce by combining the tomato, chopped basil, chopped parsley (although reserve a little bit of this to garnish later), garlic, sugar and tomato paste in a saucepan and cook over medium heat for 6-8 minutes or until the tomatoes are softened.  Season to taste and set aside.

Slice the eggplant lengthways (about 0.5-1 cm wide).  Brush each side with olive oil and lightly season.  Grill eggplant slices on each side until softened.  Take care not to tear them.

For each slice of eggplant, lay a slice of the Serrano ham on top.  Place a piece of the mozzarella and a basil leaf on top of that and roll up.

Rolling the eggplant with mozzarella, basil and Serrano ham

Rolling the eggplant with mozzarella, basil and Serrano ham

Place each roll in a small, oven-proof dish.  Spoon the tomato sauce over the top and sprinkle with the remaining parsley.

Spoon the tomato sauce over the rolls.

Spoon the tomato sauce over the rolls.

Bake in the oven for about 10-15 minutes until the cheese is melting.  Serve hot.

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