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Shut Up and Mangia!, Issue #164 - Eggplant Mozzarella Basil
August 01, 2014

"Mangiare per vivere e non vivere per mangiare" - Italian proverb "Eat to live and not live to eat."

Delicious eggplant smothered with smoked mozzarella and seasoned with fresh basil. Serve as an appetizer or over pasta or risotto. Enjoy! Mangia Italiano!

Eggplant Mozzarella Basil

This simple Eggplant Mozzarella Basil dish is a favorite in Sicily and Sardinia. It is similar to Parmesan but without the gravy and breading. This enables you to taste more of the natural eggplant flavor.

You can use regular fresh mozzarella for this recipe but a nice smoked mozzarella (mozzarella affumicata) truly enhances the overall flavor of the dish. Even a garlic or herb flavored ......... Read More

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