Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Grilled Eggplant and Basil Mayo

Earlier this year, I made some awesome sandwiches with grilled eggplant (you can see that post HERE). They were delicious! We've had this several times since. But...this time...we got to have fresh eggplant from our garden...


And...this time, I tried something a little different. I made basil mayo instead of pesto mayo. It was soooooo good! These were the best grilled eggplant sandwiches yet. I could even go so far as to say that it was sandwich heaven! That's saying a lot because I don't always love sandwiches.

For the basil mayo, I simply mixed olive oil mayonaise with finely chopped, fresh basil. I spread it on grilled sourdough and layered on grilled eggplant, mozzerella cheese, tomatoes, carmelized onions and garlic (with olive oil, salt and pepper), and some strips of fresh picked and grilled anaheim chilis...for a little extra kick. The basil mayo made the sandwiches so succulent and flavorful! We will definitely do this again, and again. Hmmmm...I wonder how it would taste on on other types of sandwiches?

1 comment:

jomamma said...

So where's the picture of the sandwich? Sounds excellent, and really tall with all that stuff stacked on it. This sounds like something my Sister-in-law would like.