Eggplant Casserole with Red Pepper Pesto and Cajun Breadcrumbs (Bobby Flay) Recipe

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Eggplant Casserole with Red Pepper Pesto and Cajun Breadcrumbs (Bobby Flay)
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  1. For the casserole: Heat a charcoal grill to medium-high heat. Brush the eggplant with canola oil on both sides and season with salt and pepper. Grill until lightly golden brown and just cooked through, about 3 minutes per side.
  2. Combine the peppers, pine nuts, garlic, and thyme in a food processor and process until coarsely chopped. With the motor running, slowly the cup olive oil and process until emulsified. Add 1/4 cup Parmesan and some salt and pepper and pulse a few times to incorporate.
  3. Spoon about 1/2 cup of the pesto over the bottom of a baking dish. Line the dish with the some eggplant slices and then the mozzarella slices. Season with salt and pepper and scatter the oregano leaves over the top. Dollop another 1/2 cup or so of the pesto over, then more eggplant, a bit more pesto and finally the remaining Parmesan. Put on the grill, cover and bake until the cheese is melted and the casserole is hot, about 20 minutes.
  4. For the breadcrumbs: Heat the oil in a medium saute pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the paprika and cayenne and cook for 30 seconds. Add the breadcrumbs and cook, stirring occasionally, until the crumbs are lightly golden brown. Add the parsley and thyme and season with salt and pepper.
  5. While the casserole cooks, make the breadcrumbs: Heat the olive oil in a heavy skillet over hot coals or over medium heat. Stir in the breadcrumbs (about 2 cups) and the spice rub and toast, stirring, until the crumbs are golden brown and crisp. Remove from the heat, stir in the parsley, and scatter over the casserole. Let rest 5 minutes before serving.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1371.03 Kcal (5740 kJ)
Calories from fat 570.83 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 63.43g 98%
Cholesterol 24.66mg 8%
Sodium 2605.47mg 109%
Potassium 1629.04mg 35%
Total Carbs 145.88g 49%
Sugars 28.06g 112%
Dietary Fiber 21.45g 86%
Protein 58.05g 116%
Vitamin C 94.9mg 158%
Iron 21mg 117%
Calcium 949.6mg 95%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 125.26 Kcal (524 kJ)
Calories from fat 52.15 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.79g 98%
Cholesterol 2.25mg 8%
Sodium 238.04mg 109%
Potassium 148.83mg 35%
Total Carbs 13.33g 49%
Sugars 2.56g 112%
Dietary Fiber 1.96g 86%
Protein 5.3g 116%
Vitamin C 8.7mg 158%
Iron 1.9mg 117%
Calcium 86.8mg 95%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 31.9
  • 36

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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