Grilled Eggplant roll with minced chicken

dsc04503Eggplant or aubergine or brinjal ..no matter how you like to called it..to me its the same..haha..its one of my fav ingredients to use. I saw this recipe from a magazine that my sis got it for free, and its in chinese (and yes, i don’t read chinese though i’m one..hehe..sorry ba..i was from a malay school ba..hehe ). Anyway, the original recipe was to use cream cheese and some herbs. As you already know by now that i always try to mimic the preparation but make my own presentation. Clever kan?hehe.. ๐Ÿ™‚ And in this case, i substitute the cream cheese with minced chicken. I tell you, punya panjang itu process. I think kan, by the time you finish reading this, i don’t think ย you’ll even want to try making this dish.. heh ๐Ÿ˜›dsc04502

dsc04501dsc04505So here it goes, ready? hehe..to start, i marinade the chicken with my favourite marinade, which consist of ginger, garlic, oyster sauce, sesame oil and some olive oil. In addition to that, i spread some butter underneath the skin of the drumstick and i use some dry herbs too, thyme. A lot kan?haha..you wait la, belum lagi i sapu some honey after 10mins of roasting..hehe..this is to give the golden crust on the skin of the chicken (though it doesn’t really matter since i’m going to minced it anyway kan..but it does add some sweetness to the chicken).

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dsc04511Right, after roasting the chicken for about 25mins at 200ยบcย and let it rest for about 10mins or so, then i start de-boning the drumstick (yes, i do know how to debone a chicken, well for this case, its just a drumstick ba ๐Ÿ™‚ not that hard anyway) I used pestle and mortar to minced the chicken meat instead of a blender to create that rustic look when i spread it on the grilled eggplant (ha!, i still haven’t explain how i prepare the eggplant..aiyo, banyak kerja kan?hehe..wait la.). Anyway, nothing were added to the minced chicken except the fats and flavors from the chicken when i roast it. Fantastic sauce i tell u, rich in flavors. :p

dsc04528Well, the eggplant. Actually, its kinda simple. Cut it length ways. Not to thin though cause when you cook it kan, it’ll shrink ba. So, with one eggplant, you can only get a good 3-4 slices only ba. Before you start grilling in, sapu some olive oil on it and season it with some salt and pepper lo. To get the grill marks kan, i used my ikea grill pan, lama sudah didnt use. Lucky still usable.hehe.. ๐Ÿ™‚ After grilling it, again, let it rest before spreading the minced chicken on it. The rolling part, i must say its the easiest ba, you’ll enjoy it so much that you wish you got lots to roll. LOL!. Anyway, to add some color to this dish, i serve with some chopped tomatoes yang ah muah bagi me, erm..few days back..ehhe.. still edible ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy!

Sim

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8 Responses to “Grilled Eggplant roll with minced chicken”

  1. winnie Says:

    how long do u need to grill the eggplant?

  2. outdoorgriller Says:

    That looks great.If you want more recipes or if you want to take a look at the collection of tips I have for grilling you can visit http://www.cookingandgrillinoutdoors.com

  3. jeromz Says:

    how did u grill until the pattern comes out.. how did u make the pattern???

  4. b3nsim Says:

    outdoorgriller: Hey, thanks for the compliments.. ๐Ÿ™‚ sure..will pay a visit to ur site.

    jeromz: how ar? i use a a grill pan lo..hehe ..u just haf to make sure that the eggplant is oiled lo.not the grill otherwise u’ll sure end up in a smoke house de..hehe…

  5. b3nsim Says:

    winnie: how long ar?erm…just a few mins on each side lo..3 or so mayb

  6. jeromz Says:

    Happy birday ya.. grow big big.. haha!

  7. Cynthia Says:

    Wah, really a lot of work le……especially the deboning of the drumstick, mincing it again……then comes to your fav eggplant….have to grill lagi….then, roll it up with the fillings……haiyo…I just sit there and tunggu makan lah…hehehehe..but, sifu ar..besides eggplant, any other substitution??? Cos I don’t eat eggplant de le…….please advice …hehhehe:P

  8. b3nsim Says:

    grow big big?hihi…sounds funny..

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