Below is are recipes from Zi Anna's Kitchen, a new cookbook by Anna Purificato Murray. Murray wrote the cookbook to raise awareness for breast cancer, which killed her sister Tina DiFava in 2010.
Baked Baby Eggplant
- 4 baby eggplant, cut in halves
- 4 plum or vine ripe tomatoes, chopped into small pieces
- 3 Tablespoon olive oil
- Pecorino Romano or Locatelli grated cheese
- Chopped fresh or dried basil
- Salt to taste Cooking
String Beans and Potatoes
Preheat oven to 350°.
Arrange the eggplant halves on a baking dish. Score the eggplant diagonally, sort of like making “X’s” so as to create grooves for the topping to get into.
Top the eggplant with chopped tomatoes, basil, salt and cheese. Drizzle olive oil on top of each eggplant half.
Bake covered for about 15 minutes and then uncovered for another 15 minutes or until a fork goes through the eggplant easily.