Grilled Eggplant

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Grilled Eggplant is a great side dish for your next grill night.

Grilled Eggplant
Grilled Eggplant

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Serves 6
Grilled Eggplant is an excellent side dish to your next grill out. The wonderful health benefits of eggplants are primarily derived from its vitamin, mineral, and nutrient content. Eggplants are a rich source of vitamin C, vitamin K,vitamin B6, thiamin, niacin, magnesium, phosphorous, copper, dietary fiber, folic acid, potassium, and manganese.

Serve this excellent eggplant with Grilled Chicken & Apple Cider Vinegar Marinade. Savory Grilled T-Bones or Grilled Rib-Eye.

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Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
50 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 tablespoons fine sea salt, plus more for sprinkling
  2. 3 medium eggplants
  3. About 1/3 cup olive oil
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl dissolve the 2 tablespoons of salt in 1 cup warm water; stir until the salt is fully dissolved. Add 6 to 8 cups cold water. Set aside (this is the brine).
  2. Cut off and discard the stem end of the eggplant. While some people find eggplant skin difficult to digest, I recommend leaving the skin on for grilling and simply not eating it, since it helps the eggplant slices keep their shape on the grill and makes them easier to handle. Cut the eggplant into ¾-inch thick diagonal, crosswise, or lengthwise slices. Put the slices in the salt water, weigh them down with an upside-down plate, and let soak for at least 30 minutes and up to an hour.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a charcoal or gas grill to medium-high heat. You should be able to hold your hand about an inch above the cooking grate for 3 to 4 seconds before pulling it away from the heat.
  4. Drain the eggplant and pat it dry with paper towels or a clean kitchen towel. Lay the slices on a large baking sheet or tray. Brush one side with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Lay the slices oiled-side-down on the grill. ​​Close the lid if using a gas grill and cook until grill marks appear, about 5 minutes.
  5. Brush the top sides of the slices with oil and sprinkle them with salt. Turn the slices over, close the lid on a gas grill and cook until grill marks appear on the other side and the eggplant is very tender about 5 more minutes. Serve hot or at room temperature.
Adapted from The Spruce
Adapted from The Spruce
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