MasterChef

FRI 8/7c JUL 25

Recipes

Stuffed Grilled Eggplant with Chorizo and Goat Cheese

Recipe Courtesy of Erryn Cobb

My signature dish originated from a messy night in the kitchen with too much wine! I was making pizzas and tacos, and some of the taco ingredients got mixed up with pizza ingredients, leading to a chorizo, goat cheese and chimichurri combination that tasted awesome.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chorizo, finely chopped
  • 2 large eggplants
  • 1/2 pound creamy goat cheese (not crumbles)
  • 1 bunch flat leaf parsley
  • 1 bunch basil
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup champagne vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 2 hot peppers, diced
  • 1 tablespoon red wine
  • 3 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Directions

To Make The Chimichurri

  1. In a food processor, combine roughly chopped parsley and basil, garlic and salt.

  2. Pulse the ingredients until they have broken down slightly, then slowly add vinegar and olive oil until mixed.

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.

  2. Saute chorizo in a hot pan with a little bit of olive oil.

  3. Strain chorizo and reserve liquid.

  4. Using a mandoline, slice the eggplant very thin.

  5. Heat a grill pan and lightly brush with oil. Grill eggplant strips on both sides. Set aside.

  6. Take a slice of eggplant and spread a thin layer of goat cheese and chorizo across it. Roll up the eggplant and put in the oven for about 3 minutes allowing cheese to melt.

  7. Take the rendered fat that was left over from the chorizo and heat it up in the pan with shallot and hot peppers.

  8. As the mixture heats, add red wine and season to taste.

  9. Strain the sauce and toss with diced tomatoes.

  10. Plate eggplant, then tomato sauce, drizzle chimichurri around plate.

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Stuffed Grilled Eggplant with Chorizo and Goat Cheese