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Baked Eggplant Involtini with Asparagus, Speck and Gorgonzola Dolce

October 21, 2013 by Joan Nova in Recipe, Recipe Development, Vegetables | 7 Comments

This dish can be served as a first course, a side dish, a brunch item or a light lunch.

I recently became acquainted with gorgonzola dolce which is a milder and softer variety of traditional gorgonzola. I love it in a cheese course, but I’m also enjoying finding ways to incorporate it in other dishes.

Baked Eggplant Involtini with Asparagus, Speck and Gorgonzola Dolce
 
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Ingredients
  • small eggplant sliced lengthwise on mandolin
  • pencil thin asparagus
  • gorgonzola dolce warmed
  • grated parmesan
  • speck
  • basil
  • honey
  • black pepper
  • olive oil
  • garlic
  • dry seasonings
  • panko crumbs
How To
  1. Slice eggplant and coat in olive oil and minced garlic.
  2. Sprinkle dry seasonings.
  3. Coat one side with gorgonzola and other side with panko.
  4. Layer basil and asparagus.
  5. Fold and wrap with full piece of speck.
  6. Sprinkle with parmesan and bake at 350 till tender (about 30 minutes).
Notes
Finishing Touch: Drizzle of honey (optional) and generous grind of black pepper.

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  1. bellini says:

    I haven’t come across gorgonzola dolce but it sounds intriguing. You are always two steps ahead Joan.

  2. sippitysup says:

    Dolce also melts a bit nicer because it’s less dry (my personal opinion). GREG
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  3. I will look for the variety of gorgonzola. havent seen it here yet. Just having breakfast, but would looove to have your dish for lunch!

  4. Another inspired interpretation, Joan. I love involtinis just because they are always so pretty. This has the added bonus of also being interesting! I am a huge fan of gorgonzola dolce–huge.
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  5. Norma - Platanos, Mangoes and Me! says:

    The gorgonzola is a good addition to this spectacular invention of yours.

  6. Erica says:

    That dish looks so beautiful,Joan!I would love to try the Gorgonzola Dolce.
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