<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - As Seen On]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/on-air/as-seen-on http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:03:19 -0400 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:03:19 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Simple Grilled Eggplant Parmesan with Fresh Tomatoes]]> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 10:45:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/eggplantedit.png

1 Eggplant-peeled, sliced 1/3” thick
1/3 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 ½ Cups Panko Bread Crumbs
¾ Cup Grated Mozzarella Cheese
¼ Cup Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
2 tsp. Garlic-finely minced
1/3 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Pint Fresh Cherry Tomatoes-sliced in half
8 Basil Leaves-shredded finely or torn
2 Tbsp. White Balsamic Vinegar
To Taste Salt and Black Pepper

• Heat grill on high heat. Lay out eggplant slices and brush both sides with the first measure of olive oil. Grill for about 2 minutes on each side or until a grill mark is achieved. Let out in a single layer and let cool. Reserve.

• In a bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, cheese, garlic and second measure of extra virgin olive oil. Mix until all of the crumbs are evenly coated with the olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Reserve.

• Preheat in oven to 350°f. Spray a small baking dish 6x8 or whatever size is appropriate for the amount of eggplant. Arrange half of the eggplant in a single layer across the bottom of the baking dish and sprinkle half of the bread crumb mixture evenly over the top. Add another layer of eggplant and finish with the remaining bread crumbs. Bake in the oven for about 25 minutes or until inside is hot and the bread crumbs are golden brown and crisp on top.

• Meanwhile, prepare the tomato topping. Combine the tomatoes, basil, third measure of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Toss to coat evenly.

• Serve the eggplant topped with a generous portion of the tomatoes. Sprinkle with more Parmesan cheese and enjoy!

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<![CDATA[Pasta with Grilled Eggplant, Cherry Tomatoes, Mozzarella and Basil]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:23:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/eggplant+generic.jpg

Serves four


  • 1 eggplant, peeled, sliced ½-inch thick
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, split in half
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ Lb. penne or gemelle pasta, boiled in salted water until barely tender, drained
  • ¼ Lb. fresh or whole milk mozzarella, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup Fresh basil leaves, cut into little strips or torn into pieces
  • ¼ cup Freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste   
  • Extra virgin olive oil, as needed   


  • Pre-heat grill on high heat.
  • Lay out the eggplant slices and brush both sides with the first measure of olive oil.
  • Place eggplant on the grill and cook for about 3 minutes on each side or until softened and a grill mark has established. Remove from the grill and let cool slightly.
  • Chop into coarse ¾-inch pieces, reserve.
  • In a bowl, toss together the hot pasta, grilled eggplant, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, basil,  and parmesan.
  • Season pasta to taste with salt and pepper and moisten with more olive oil as needed. Serve and enjoy!

Lincoln Culinary Institute

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  • 12 Sachetti purses
  • 1/2 ounce blended oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp. sliced garlic
  • 1/4 Tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 3 ounces marinara
  • 3 ounces Parmesan cream sauce
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  • 1/4 Tsp. salt/pepper blend


  • 1/4 ounce crispy pancetta
  • 1/2 Tbsp. Julienned basil

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