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  1. 2 cups 474ml Zucchini (medium)

  2. 4 tablespoons 60ml Extra-virgin olive oil - plus More if necessary Salt - to taste Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste

  3. 1 Eggplant - cut into (small) Eight

  4. 1/3"-thk slices

  5. 4 oz 113g Mild goat cheese

  6. 2 tablespoons 30ml Heavy cream or milk

  7. 2 teaspoons 10ml Minced fresh garlic

  8. 2 tablespoons 30ml Chopped fresh herbs

  9. 1/2 cup 118ml Oil packed sun-dried tomatoes - drained, plus

  10. 2 tablespoons 30ml Oil from sun-dried tomatoes Tomato Vinaigrette

  11. 1 1/2 tablespoons 22ml Red wine vinegar

  12. 1 tablespoon 15ml Fresh lemon juice

  13. 1/4 teaspoon 1 1/3ml Salt

  14. 1/8 teaspoon 0.6ml Freshly-ground black pepper

  15. 1/2 cup 118ml Extra virgin olive oil

  16. 1 tablespoon 15ml Chopped basil

  17. 1 teaspoon 5ml Chopped oregano

  18. 3/4 lb 340g / 11oz Very ripe tomatoes - peeled, seeded, And diced

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  1. Recipe Instructions Preheat the broiler to 500 degrees. Cut each zucchini diagonally into slices about 1/4-inch thick and about 2 1/2 inches long. Transfer the slices to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Using a pastry brush, lightly brush each slice with a little of the olive oil, and season lightly with salt and pepper, to taste. Position the oven rack about 6-inches away from the flame and broil the zucchini slices for about 4 minutes, or until slices appear shriveled and golden brown in spots. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a cooling rack. Repeat the above procedure with the eggplant slices, brushing with olive oil and seasoning lightly with salt and pepper as before. Broil until slices soften and are golden brown in spots, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool. In a small bowl combine the goat cheese with the cream, 1 teaspoon of the garlic and the fresh herbs and stir to thoroughly combine. Combine the sun-dried tomatoes with 2 tablespoons of the packing oil and the remaining teaspoon of garlic in the bowl of a food processor. Process until smooth, about 2 minutes. Decrease the oven temperature to 300 degrees. Lightly brush the insides of 6 (1/2-cup) ramekins with some of the remaining olive oil and line the bottoms and sides of the ramekins with 8 to 10 zucchini slices, in pinwheel fashion and with slices slightly overlapping one another. Place 1 slice of eggplant on top of the zucchini slices in the bottom of each ramekin. Divide the goat cheese mixture among the ramekins, using the back of a spoon to press down and smooth the tops. Divide the sundried tomato puree evenly among the ramekins, again using the back of a spoon to evenly distribute the puree over the goat cheese. Divide the remaining eggplant slices among the ramekins and press down firmly to pack contents. Place the ramekins on the middle rack in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes, or until just heated through. Make the Tomato Vinaigrette while charlottes are heating. Tomato Vinaigrette: In a mixing bowl combine the vinegar, lemon juice, salt and pepper and whisk together. While continuing to whisk, add the oil in a slow, steady stream until combined and slightly emulsified. Stir in the basil, oregano and diced tomatoes and serve immediately. (Makes about 1 cup) Unmold the charlottes onto plates and spoon some of the Tomato Vinaigrette around them. This recipe yields 4 servings.


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