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Stuffed Aubergine With Chorizo

Stuffed Aubergine With Chorizo

 Prep.Time: 20 mins
 Cook.Time: 50 mins
 Difficulty: Easy
 Serves: 2


 1 Large Glass Roasting Dish
 Small Saucepan with Lid
 Small Frying Pan
 Sharp Knife
 Chopping Board
 Wooden Spoon


 2 Large Aubergines
 10cm/4" Length Chorizo
 2 Cooking Onions
 2 Cloves Garlic
 4 Large Tomatoes
 2 Tbsp Tomato Puree
 1tsp Basil
 1tsp Italian Seasoning
 3Tbsp Olive Oil
 Black Pepper

 2oz Breadcrumbs
 2oz Cheddar Cheese
 2oz Butter or Spread


Pre-heat oven to 200°c / 400°f / Gas Mark 6.
Cut the aubergines in half, score with a sharp knife and brush with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil.
Place the aubergines in roasting dish in the oven for 20 minutes.
Chop the onions and fry over a medium heat in remaining olive oil in the small saucepan, until soft.
Finely chop the garlic and add to the onions (keep the lid on).
Finely dice the chorizo into small cubes and add to onions and garlic.
Finely dice the tomatoes and add to the pan.
Add the tomato puree, herbs and black pepper, stir well and turn the heat off under the pan.
Remove aubergines from the oven and scoop the centre into the pan.
Mix up the ingredients and refill the aubergines.
For the topping melt the butter in the frying pan, turn off heat and add the breadcrumbs stirring well.
Place this on top of the filled aubergines and cover with the grated cheese.
Return to the oven and cook for a further 20 minutes.
Serve immediately.

 Just double the ingredients for a meal for four.

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