Laurent Dagenais’ Roasted Eggplant

Laurent Dagenais’ Roasted Eggplant

Serves : 3
Prep time : 30 min
Cook time : 45 min


  • 3 eggplants
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tbsp. (15 ml) LA BELLE EXCUSE olive oil
  • LA BELLE EXCUSE Fleur de sel to taste  


  • 5 green onions, chopped
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1-2 Serrano peppers, chopped
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) paprika
  • 1 tsp. (5 ml)cumin
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp. (30 ml) LA BELLE EXCUSE red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup (150 ml) LA BELLE EXCUSE olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


  1. Brush eggplants generously with olive oil and season with salt. Place eggplants on a hot grill or baking sheet in a preheated oven at 500F (260 C). 
  2. Bake for about 12-15 minutes, turning the eggplant a few times to brown all the skin. 
  3. Transfer to a less hot part of the grill to continue cooking indirectly for about 20 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and let stand for about 10 minutes before serving.
  5. In a small skillet, sauté green onion, garlic, chili and spices in a drizzle of olive oil over medium-high heat for about 3-4 minutes.
  6. Add tomato, vinegar and continue cooking for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in remaining oil.
  7. Adjust seasoning and set aside at room temperature.
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