Greg DuPree; Prop styling: Mindi Shapiro; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer
Active Time
30 Mins
Total Time
30 Mins
Yield
4

Grill eggplant steaks indoors in a pan, or outdoors: Place on grates over moderate heat, 2 to 4 minutes per side.

How to Make It

Step 1

 Cut 2 1 1/4-inch-thick slices lengthwise from center of each eggplant; reserve curved ends for another use. Brush eggplant slices with grapeseed oil; sprinkle evenly with paprika, salt, and pepper, pressing to adhere.

Step 2

 Heat a grill pan over high heat. Grill eggplant steaks until charred and tender, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Remove from heat.

Step 3

 Pulse tomatoes and olives in a mini food processor until finely chopped. Transfer to a bowl. Stir in olive oil and vinegar.

Step 4

 Place 1 eggplant steak on each of 4 plates. Top eggplant with tapenade. Sprinkle with basil.

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