Grilling is not a technique reserved for meat. It's great for vegetables, too. Be sure not to peel an eggplant before grilling because the skin will help hold the pieces together. If they stick to the grill, try using a bit more oil.
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2-4 medium eggplants, cut into 1/2-inch-thick planks
1 clove garlic, minced
salt and pepper
prep: 15 minutes
total: 25 minutes
grill (gas or charcoal)
2. Rinse and dry the eggplant. Cut off the ends and discard them. Cut the eggplant lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick planks. Put the planks in a bowl and toss with the garlic and olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
3. Grill the planks over direct heat until they're well browned, 4-6 minutes per side.