Baked Aubergine, Halloumi and Herby Maple Crumb


Mains / Vegetarian Mains

Baked aubergine, halloumi and herby maple crumb
8 portions

Ingredients

  • 4 aubergines, halved
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning
  • 2 tbsp olive oil plus extra for brushing
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup (preferably golden colour for its delicate flavour)
  • 60g flaked almonds
  • 6 tbsp natural breadcrumbs
  • Handful of mixed fresh herbs, chopped (mint, parsley and coriander)
  • 450g halloumi, sliced

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 160C/Gas 4
  2. Score the flesh side of the aubergines and season with salt, pepper and brush with oil
  3. Heat an oven-proof griddle pan and brush with extra oil. Bring to a high temperature
  4. In a bowl, mix together the vinegar, olive oil, maple syrup and flaked almonds
  5. Season then fold in breadcrumbs, followed by chopped herbs and mix together well. Set aside and allow ingredients to infuse
  6. Place the aubergines flesh side down onto the griddle pan and leave for 5 minutes, allowing time to take on colour
  7. Turn the aubergines over and position halloumi slices on top
  8. Spread breadcrumb and herb mixture over halloumi and bake in the oven for 20 minutes until browned and melting
  9. Be careful not to over-season with salt as halloumi can be quite salty. Delicious with a crisp salad

This hearty vegetarian dish is packed full of amazing flavour combinations with sweet maple, salty halloumi and delicate fresh herbs.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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At the start of the sugaring season, the syrup is generally clear, with a light, sweet taste. It becomes darker with a caramelised flavour as the season progresses throughout the spring.

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Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

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