Eggplants, Garlic, Lemon and Rosemary | Marinated Eggplants for the BBQ or Indoor Grill

Late Summer and Autumn are the best times for BBQs.

Marinated Eggplant

As we launch into Autumn, every sunny day is precious. While the sun shines, marinate some eggplant and toss it on the grill for a smoky lunch with some BBQ’d onions, hot lentils and a salad.

You might also like to try other BBQ dishes, including Fennel on the BBQ, Baked Pears on the BBQ and Bananas on the BBQ. Browse our Eggplant recipes here.

Marinated Eggplant

Marinated Eggplants – for the BBQ or Indoor Grill

Take a medium eggplant or two, depending on the number of people that you are cooking for. Slice or cut it into large thick cubes.

Place in a bowl and drizzle with good amounts of olive oil. Grate some lemon rind over the pieces, and squeeze a good amount of lemon juice onto the eggplant. Scatter with fresh rosemary needles, some thyme and/or marjoram. Alternatively, crush some home dried rosemary, thyme and/or marjoram over the eggplant pieces. Finely chop or mince garlic cloves and also scatter over the pieces. Allow to marinate for an hour, a day or up to 2 days.

Light your BBQ grill. When it is ready, place the pieces onto the grill and cook. Let the edges singe – the smokiness is attractive to eggplant.

Remove from the heat when cooked, and serve.

You can cook the eggplant on an indoor grill, or even bake in a moderate oven.

Smoky BBQ'd Eggplant | Summer | BBQ | A Life TIme of Cooking

recipe notes
If you have a covered BBQ, you can leave the pieces in a heat proof dish with the marinade and cook that way.

The eggplant sucks up the flavours, especially with longer marination. Try other marinades as well – an Indian spicy rub is also very good.


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