Festive bake with aubergines, mushrooms and cream

Festive bake with aubergines, mushrooms and cream

This is a great festive meal, a rich bake of aubergines, mushrooms and potatoes with cream and cheese. It takes a bit longer, about 45 minutes, that’s why I only make it on special occasions.

       • 975 kcal per person  

Ingredients

For two people:

  • Main ingredients:

    • 400 g baking potatoes
    • 2 medium aubergines
    • 1 pack mushrooms (200 g)
    • half a cup of dried porcini mushrooms or other dried mushrooms
    • 150 ml double cream
    • 75 g cream cheese
    • one cup of grated Grana Padano or parmezan
  • For seasoning I used:

    • a 1 cm piece of ginger, chopped finely
    • 1 tablespoon pine kernels
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 2 teaspoons garlic oil a pinch of salt a some freshly ground pepper
    • a tablespoon olive oil

Preparation

  • Soak the dried mushrooms in a large cup of boiling water for about 20 minutes.
  • Wash the potatoes and cook them in the microwave for 5 minutes at full power (900W), shake or stir them, then cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Wash the aubergines, slice them and cook them in the microwave for 7 minutes at full power (900W).
  • Wash and slice the mushrooms.
  • Heat the oil, fry the spices and ginger over medium heat for a few minutes and add the mushrooms.
  • Fry for a few minutes over high heat, then add the pine kernels.
  • When the mushrooms have released their liquid, drain it into a cup.
  • Add the soaked dried mushrooms and fry for a few more minutes, then add the salt and the garlic oil and switch of the heat.
  • Slice the cooked potatoes and let them cool for a while.
  • Combine the cream cheese and cream and whisk with a fork until the mixture is smooth.
  • In a heatproof glass dish with a cover, put a layer of potato slices, and pour over part of the mixture. Then add a layer of aubergines and cover with the fried mushrooms, and so on.
  • Sprinkle the grated cheese on top and put covered in the microwave for 5 minutes at full power (900W).
  • Uncover and grill for 3 minutes.

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