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Grilled Moussaka Pies

Grilled Moussaka Pies
1 kg eggplant
1 small onion
400 g peeled tomatoes
250 g diced mozzarella
50 g grated Grana Padano cheese
1 bundle of fresh basil
olive oil
salt ground black pepper

Cut eggplant along the longer side in a 0.5 thick ribbons, sprinkle with salt and leave to remove the bitterness.

Peel and cut the onion, and braise it in a pan on 2 Tbsp oil. Add cut tomatoes, salt, pepper and cook sauce for 10 minutes. At the end stir in chopped basil.

Rinse eggplant ribbons from salt. Dry them with paper towel and grill them. Use about 2/3 grilled ribbons to line cupcake molds. Stuff them with tomato sauce, mozzarella and Grana Padano. Seal with remaining ribbons.

Bake in a preheated oven on 180°C. After they’re baked, wait until they cool a little and serve with the remaining sauce.

Grilled Moussaka Pies

Note: I made these pies as a part of Sale & Pepe Tasting Team for July-August 2008 issue and I’m sending it to the Weekend Herb Blogging event created by Kalyn from Kalyn’s Kitchen hosted this week by Gretchen from Canela & Comino.

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27 Comments

  • mamajac September 10, 2008 6:50 am

    Vrlo interesantno!

  • Anastácio Soberbo September 10, 2008 7:43 am

    Bună ziua, I Love la blog. Ne pare rău, nu scrieţi mai multe, dar mi român este rau. Un italiană din Portugalia

  • Foodfreak September 10, 2008 7:53 am

    So, that’s basically eggplant parmigiana single-serving-style – interesting presentation!

  • recipes2share September 10, 2008 9:52 am

    These look great & waht a tasty combination of flavours.

  • Nate-n-Annie September 10, 2008 10:00 am

    Those look awesome! Could you put some roasted bell peppers in with the tomatoes?by the way, peal / peel

  • [eatingclub] vancouver || js September 10, 2008 10:49 am

    I love the presentation! You’ve turned moussaka into a “fine-dining” dish here. Lovely!

  • _ts of [eatingclub] vancouver September 10, 2008 11:21 am

    For lack of a better word: so COOL!

  • Marija September 10, 2008 11:27 am

    Thanks everyone for the comments!Nate’n’Annie yeah, I think roasted red bell peppers would go great. And thanks for the correction :D “Ring the bells and cut the onion…” hi hi

  • Rosa’s Yummy Yums September 10, 2008 1:27 pm

    Oh, yummy! Those pies are very original! What a great idea!cheers,Rosa

  • Gaga September 10, 2008 1:47 pm

    nešto mnogo lepo na oko.. ali za mene nedostupno :( sem ako ne uspem da se ogrebem za prevod.. baš bih isprobala :)

  • Marija September 10, 2008 1:52 pm

    Gago stize prevod! :)

  • Susan from Food Blogga September 10, 2008 5:54 pm

    Just when I thought moussaka couldn’t get better, you present this beautiful grilled version. I love everything about it.

  • noobcook September 10, 2008 7:13 pm

    omg – they look magnificent!

  • Y September 10, 2008 7:16 pm

    Marija, it’s so beautiful and so creative! I’m in awe :D

  • Henriette September 11, 2008 2:25 am

    Bonjour,De retour dans la sphère des blogs de cuisine, ma première visite est pour vous!Que de bonnes choses…Félicitations et amitiés.Henriette.

  • Marija September 11, 2008 2:34 am

    Henriette, thank you :)

  • Medena September 11, 2008 4:09 am

    Marija, ovo izgleda jako ukusno!Presentation is great;looks so delicious!

  • Kitchen Flavours September 11, 2008 5:16 am

    Wow looks awesome.

  • farida September 12, 2008 2:25 pm

    Looks so good!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sophie September 14, 2008 3:52 pm

    This is a beautiful savory dish. I love all the layers of colors, texture, and flavors!

  • Kalyn September 14, 2008 9:06 pm

    Wow! This is a gorgeous looking dish and it sounds like it would taste fantastic too.

  • Vera September 15, 2008 9:57 pm

    What a great idea, Marija!

  • SweetSensation September 16, 2008 1:08 pm

    those look wonderful…i just discovered your blog thanks to maslinka from coolinarika…it’s really beautiful, i love it :)

  • syrie September 16, 2008 7:03 pm

    Wow! great presentation and looks absolutely delicious.

  • Eryn September 18, 2008 12:11 pm

    It looks wonderful, I love moussaka, thx for this recipe :)

  • culinarytravelsofakitchengoddess September 25, 2008 2:21 am

    They look beautiful, such a great combination of flavours too.

  • maslinka October 4, 2008 11:43 pm

    pravila sam i super je :)

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