Friday, April 17, 2015

Carb free ostrich, eggplant & goats cheese stack

This is a delicious healthy alternative to a bready burger.

Carb free ostrich, eggplant & goats cheese stack
Serves 4

2 large eggplants
Olive oil
1/2 T fresh chopped garlic
4 Ostrich burger patties 
Chevin (goats cheese)

For the side salad
Fresh basil, torn
Baby tomatoes, sliced
Red onion, thinly sliced
Pinch of sugar
1 Tbls red wine vinegar
Salt & black pepper to taste 

To serve (optional)
Jalapeno chillies, chilli & garlic salsa in oil or fresh chopped chillies

Per-heat the oven to 180°C with the top grill on high.
Slice the eggplant into thick disks, arrange in a single layer on a baking tray and drizzle liberally with olive oil. Bake for 10 – 15 minutes until golden and starting to char (flip halfway through the cooking if necessary). 
Remove from the oven into a sealable container. Season well with salt and add the fresh garlic. Close the lid and shake gently, allow to infuse for a few minutes.
Meanwhile, grill the ostrich patties to your liking (they are best served medium rare).
For the salad: Combine all the ingredients, toss and allow to stand for at least ten minutes before serving.
To serve: Place the ostrich pattie on a serving plate, top with a layer of eggplant and a slice of chevin.
Serve with the side salad and chillies. 

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