Sunday, May 1, 2011
Now, when the carnivore has our grill out and going for his steak or chicken or whatever meat he is is enjoying for dinner, I always take advantage of him...or rather his agreeableness to add something on the fire for me. Sometimes this is simply a side dish, like corn or potatoes. Sometimes it means grilled fruit for dessert, pineapples or peaches maybe. Other times, I con him into making my main dish too. On this occasion I had my man make me grilled eggplant. You can find out just how he makes this mouthwatering veggie by clicking here.
While he cooked the eggplant, I sliced a beefsteak tomato and fresh mozzarella into hefty chunks. I also gathered some basil from my herb garden. Once the eggplant was ready, I started stacking the ingredients. I then topped the tower with cracked pepper, kosher salt, a drizzle of olive oil, and a few dashes of balsamic vinegar.
It was not only nice to look at, this grilled eggplant dish was delicious too. A fresh bit of summer stacked in a pretty pile on my plate. Even the carnivore commented on it...as he chewed his steak.