Baked Aubergine with Cheese and Tomato

Ingredients:

(for 2 people)

180 gr. Aubergine
110 gr. "La Motticella" tomato sauce
25 gr. Parmigiano reggiano DOP, grated
5 gr. Fresh basil
100 gr. Mozzarella di bufala campana DOP

Method:

Pre-heat the oven to 160° C.
Wash the aubergine and peel off 4 vertical stripes of skin. Slice the aubergine evenly into 9 rounds and grill on both sides. Shred the buffalo mozzarella campana DOP and squeeze well to wring out the excess whey. Chop the fresh basil leaves and mix with the grated parmigiano reggiano.
Now take a baking tin and arrange the dish in the following order: Spread a spoonful of tomato sauce on the bottom and put three slices on top of it, followed by a third of the shredded buffalo mozzarella and a quarter of the basil and parmesan mixture. Add two further layers in the same way, finishing with the parmesan and basil mixture. Cook in the oven for 10 minutes until the buffalo mozzarella has not melted completely. Divide between two plates and garnish with the remains of the parmesan cheese and basil mixture, add a drizzle of olive oil and serve at once.

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