Embark on a journey of smoky flavors and Mediterranean indulgence with our Grilled Eggplants with Balsamic Vinegar and Parmesan. This easy-to-follow recipe requires just around 20 minutes, promising a symphony of tastes that will elevate your culinary experience.

Grilled Eggplants with Balsamic Vinegar and Parmesan

Cooking Time ⏱ ~20 minutes

Ingredients:

📋 3 - 4 eggplants

📋 1 clove of garlic

📋 300gr Parmesan, 'shaved' - alternatively you can use San Michali Cheese, a local delight from the island of Syros

📋 12 tsp. Nefeli Organic Balsamic Cream

📋 3 tsp. Nefeli Extra Virgin Olive Oil PDO Kalamata

📋 3 tsp. lemon juice

📋 salt: to taste

📋 freshly ground pepper

📋 2 - 3 tsp. parsley, finely chopped

Instructions

🍽 Grill the eggplants over charcoal or on the grill for 10-15 minutes on high heat 🔥

Grill the eggplants over charcoal or on the grill for 10-15 minutes on high heat.

Grill the eggplants over charcoal or on the grill for 10-15 minutes on high heat.

🍽 Cut them in half without peeling them.

🍽 Mix the balsamic cream, lemon juice, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a bowl, then drizzle over the grilled eggplants.

🍽 While still warm, season with salt and pepper and add the cheese shavings.

🍽 Sprinkle with finely chopped garlic and parsley to enhance the flavor.

💡#DidYouKnow :

Parmesan:

🧀 Origin: Parmesan, also known as Parmigiano-Reggiano, hails from Italy and is traditionally produced in certain regions, including Parma.

🧀 Texture: Parmesan has a granular and crumbly texture, making it easy to grate.

🧀 Flavor: It boasts a nutty and savory flavor with a slightly salty undertone.

🧀 Aging: Parmesan is aged for varying periods, with the minimum aging requirement being 12 months. Some varieties can be aged for several years, resulting in a more intense flavor.

San Michali Cheese:

🧀 Origin: San Michali Cheese, on the other hand, is a type of Greek cheese.

🧀 Texture: Its texture can vary, but it often has a semi-hard to hard consistency.

🧀 Flavor: San Michali Cheese offers a rich and tangy flavor profile, with a unique character that reflects its Greek origin.

🧀 Aging: The aging process can also vary, with some versions of San Michali Cheese being aged for a considerable period, enhancing the complexity of its taste.

How to choose which one to use:

While Parmesan and San Michali Cheese differ in origin, texture, and flavor, both bring unique qualities to the table. The choice between them may depend on the desired taste in a particular dish or personal preferences. However, they both work perfectly in this recipe 👌