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Cheesy Seafood Kale Stuffed Eggplant

Cheesy Seafood Kale Stuffed Eggplant ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #seafood #stuffed #eggplant #recipe

In her garden, my mom plants these gorgeous eggplant that are light purple/white and shaped like a globe.  Every time she gives me one, I think it really is perfect for stuffing. It’s just the right size. This time she gave me THREE of them and I was sooooo happy. (Eggplant make me a little giddy inside, I love them so much.) That gave me enough so that I could stuff two of them and keep a third for some other fun purpose.

I started hollowing out my eggplant and thinking of what marvelousness to stuff it with … hmmm … and then it came to me. Seafood! Yes! I searched through my freezer for some fish and shrimp and found a can of crab meat in my cupboard. Oh yes, this is going to be gooood. And I threw in some of the beautiful kale my sister brought me from her garden. (I am in garden heaven!) I dug in my cheese drawer for some cheese. I briefly thought about making a white sauce, then discarded that idea in favor of the simplicity of Greek cream cheese.

The resulting filling tasted so good, I chowed down all the extra filling that I couldn’t fit back in the eggplant in a couple minutes, literally shoveling it into my mouth. I gave away two of these lovelies to my yoga friend–the other two are for ME!

Cheesy Seafood Kale Stuffed Eggplant

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 4 servings

Cheesy Seafood Kale Stuffed Eggplant

Ingredients

  • 2 globe or white eggplants (or 1 larger eggplant)
  • 1 Tablespoon avocado oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled & chopped
  • 1 medium onion, peeld & chopped
  • 1/2 - 1 small hot pepper, chopped
  • 1 small sweet pepper, chopped
  • 1 roma tomato, chopped
  • 1 6-oz. can of crabmeat (or fresh crabmeat), drained
  • 8 oz. fully cooked frozen peeled shrimp, thawed and cut into small chunks (tails removed)
  • 1 small salmon fillet broken into chunks
  • 3 oz. Greek cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Red Robin Seasoning (or your favorite seasoned salt)
  • 1 cup shredded Italian blend of cheeses (about 3 oz.)
  • 3 ribs of fresh kale, chopped (about 2 cups) - or fresh spinach
  • For the top: A little more shredded Italian cheeses

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Cut each eggplant in half lengthwise. Scoop out most of the flesh of the eggplant with a grapefruit spoon, taking care to leave at least 1/4 inch edge around the eggplant. Chop the removed eggplant well.
  3. Heat a large frying pan over medium heat and add the avocado oil, then the eggplant, garlic and onion. Saute until the onion is soft and translucent and the eggplant is tender. Add the peppers and saute a few more minutes until the peppers are tender, then add the tomato, crab, shrimp, salmon, cheeses and seasonings. Stir and cook for about 5 - 10 minutes, until the salmon is just cooked through and the cheese is melted. Stir in the kale just for a minute until it is warmed and wilted.
  4. Spoon the mixture back into the eggplant shells, mounding it up to fit as much of the filling as you can back into the eggplant. Top with cheese and bake for 15 - 20 minutes or until the cheese on top is melted and slightly browned. Enjoy!

Notes

RECIPE SOURCE: http://www.sumptuousspoonfuls.com/

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Cheesy Seafood Kale Stuffed Eggplant ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #seafood #stuffed #eggplant #recipe

This recipe was shared at Gluten Free Friday, Weekend Potluck and Hearth & Soul Bloghop.

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3 Responses

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  2. Oh my goodness what an amazing dish! Shared on our Hearth and Soul Facebook page. Thank you for being a part of our Hearth and Soul Hop.

    October 4, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    • Ann

      Thank you so much, April! I love your parties … thank you so much for hosting. 🙂

      October 4, 2016 at 9:38 pm