Stuffed Cucumber Rings Recipe
2 large eggplants
1 a little oil
1 oz flaked almonds
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
1 salt & pepper
1 lb tomatoes, sliced
1 lemon wedges
1 parsley sprigs
Preheat oven to 400F/200C.
Slice eggplants in half & rub oil lightly over the skin. Place face
down on a greased tray & bake 1 hour. Leave to cool. Scoop out the
insides & blend with the almonds, onion, garlic & parsley. Season
well & chill thoroughly.
Cut cumcumber into 8 x 1 inch rounds. Scoop out the middle of each
round to form a small case, be careful not to cut all the way
through. Either leave the cases raw or blanch in boiling water for 5
minutes. Fill cucumber chunks with the eggplant pate.
Line a serving platter with lettuce & edge this with tomato slices.
Put cucumber cases in the centre & garnish with lemon & parsley.
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