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Grilled Eggplant with Mozzarella and Lemon

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MyCookbook Member: MMMMiami
Recipe Category: Vegetarian
Recipe Preparation Level: easy
    From MMMMiami--Tempting Tropical Tastes for Home Cooks Everywhere by Carole Kotkin and Kathy Martin

    When eggplant is grilled it has an exotic flavor, silken interior, and a crusty exterior. Combined with vine-ripe tomatoes it is a marriage made in
    heaven. Select firm, heavy, eggplants with a uniform glossy color.

    6 small eggplants (1/2 pound each), cut into 1/2" slices
    6 tablespoons olive oil
    3 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
    3/4 pound mozzarella, cut into 1/4 " slices
    6 medium tomatoes (about 2 pounds), sliced
    3/4 cup fresh basil leaves
    3 lemons, cut in half

    Brush both sides of the eggplant with olive oil and sprinkle with pepper. Grill over hot coals for 4 to 5 minutes per side, until the eggplant is
    cooked through. Arrange on individual serving plates, alternating slices of mozzarella and tomatoes. Sprinkle with basil leaves and squeeze fresh lemon juice over the salad. Serve immediately, while eggplant is still warm. Serves 6.

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