Many of us know the versatility of aubergines, because you just have to take a quick look at any recipe book and see that the delicious dishes that can be prepared with this vegetable are very varied. In this case, we are going to prepare a delicious recipe for aubergines stuffed with cod, a very tasty filling that will not need flour or thickeners. We will only use the vegetable base and the exquisite touch of the cod to make a light and very simple recipe.
So if you are looking for an easy recipe for a special dinner or a healthy meal, we are sure that this option will enter the list of your favorites. Follow all our steps and discover how to make cod stuffed aubergines, let’s cook!
Ingredients to make cod stuffed aubergines:
How to make aubergines stuffed with cod:
Start with these fish-stuffed aubergines by opening the eggplant in half and making cross cuts in its inner flesh. This will make it better and adding a little oil and salt will make cooking even easier. Therefore, pour oil and salt into the pulp and microwave for 10 minutes at maximum power.
Trick: use a microwave lid on the eggplants.
After this time, check that the aubergines are already tender to extract their meat. If you need a few more minutes, add them, but without watching them well, or they will come out dry and dehydrated.
Extract the pulp with a spoon so that it comes out more easily and avoiding breaking the shell of the eggplant, since we are going to use it to fill.
Peel an onion and chop it, do the same with the pepper and the garlic clove. Prepare a frying pan with a good drizzle of olive oil and sauté the vegetables for three minutes over medium heat and adding a pinch of salt to make it easier to do when losing its water.
On the other hand, crumble the cod loins raw, thus extracting your skin if you have it. Crumble into small pieces so that, when filling the eggplant, they can be distinguished.
Trick: Preheat the oven to 180 ºC with the top in gratin.
Once you have prepared the pieces of cod, add to the sauce in the pan so that it sautées a little. Stir and have it just a minute To prevent the cod from overcooking and hardening, the point of the cod must be very tender and juicy, therefore this time will be enough, plus the time that will add to having it in the oven afterwards.
Trick: If you want, you can also make aubergines stuffed with cod and prawns by adding them to the cooking of the filling in that step.
Stir and add fresh chopped parsley and a little ground pepper. Once a homogeneous paste is left, fill both halves of the eggplant Helping you with a spoon and distributing the sauce equally.
Pour and distribute the grated cheese over the two halves of aubergine, we have put a moderate amount, but you can add more if you like the cheese a lot, being careful not to cover the rest of the flavors. On the other hand, prepare a source or baking tray to gratin the aubergines, add a few drops of oil.
Take the cod stuffed aubergines to the oven, which is already preheated, and let gratin 10 minutes in the upper part at 180 ºC. We decided to lightly sprinkle a little paprika from La Vera on top, this point is optional but it will give it a rich touch if you like.
Serve at the table freshly made, you can eat them accompanied by some toast of seeds along with a good white wine.
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More eggplant recipes
Being so versatile, we can find aubergines prepared in different ways, be they fried, roasted, stuffed with meat or fish and vegetables, or commonly, as they are more commonly used in certain areas of Levante, in roasting. The latter is prepared in the oven along with a few other vegetables, and then they are mixed together by adding oil and salt.
If you want to discover more eggplant recipes delicious, here we suggest some of our favorites: