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Grilled Aubergine and Castello® Aged Havarti Snack

Grilled Aubergine and Castello® Aged Havarti Snack

Cook 30 mins 4 servings

Make an entrance for your dinner – our recipe for grilled aubergine with Castello Aged Havarti Cheese and roasted capsicum is a perfect way of setting your guests’ expectations for the things to come. The sweetness of roasted capsicum goes beautifully with this creamy cheese and charred aubergine. A tasty way to start your evening.

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1. Slice the aubergines lengthwise to make 12 x 1 cm thick slices and spray lightly with spray butter.

2. Cook on a hot grilling plate until cooked through and golden brown on both sides. Lay on a clean work surface to cool.

3. Cut the block of Havarti cheese into 12 even slices and place one piece in the middle of each aubergine slice..

4. Remove the charred skin and seeds from the roasted capsicum.

5. Cut the flesh into strips and place them on top of the cheese.

6. Roll the aubergine to a close and secure it with a skewer.

7. Season with salt and pepper to serve.

Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks

Aubergines absorb almost anything you add, so to keep track on how much butter or oil you use. Spray or brush it directly on the aubergine instead of adding it to the pan.

Sensory hack tip

Sensory hack tip

Brining can add texture and flavour to the aubergine. Soak the aubergine slices in water with salt and spices and leave to brine for about 30 minutes before cooking.

Serving Suggestion

Serving Suggestion

You can also remove excess moisture in aubergines by sprinkling the slices with salt and let it sit for up to an hour. Rinse with water and dry with a clean dishcloth.

Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks

When grocery shopping, go for the heavy and glossy aubergines.


  • What to do with aubergine?

    Aubergine can be prepared in many ways, but it is usually cut into cubes or slices before being grilled, baked, or fried. It is a good idea to sprinkle salt on the aubergine pieces before cooking. This extracts some of the bitterness and adds texture and flavour to the aubergine when it is cooked.

  • What does aubergine taste like?

    Many people think that aubergine tastes bitter, but this is not the case if it is cooked properly. An undercooked aubergine can be bitter and have a cotton-like texture, but a fully cooked aubergine is tender, aromatic, and creamy.

  • How to cook aubergine?

    You can cook aubergine almost any way you like it. Bake, grill, fry, or add it to a casserole. Aubergine is a delicious ingredient that can be used in many ways, so it is just about finding out whether you want grilled aubergine, stuffed aubergine, or something else.

  • How to grill an aubergine?

    In this recipe, we slice the aubergine before spraying it with butter and grilling it on a grilling plate until it is golden and tender.

  • How to store aubergine?

    Aubergines are best stored in a dark, cool cupboard. Keeping them in the fridge can cause soft spots.

  • How long do aubergines last?

    A whole aubergine can usually last about a week or two, depending on how fresh it was when you bought it and how you store it. When the skin starts to wrinkle, it is time to use it!

  • How to grill aubergine in oven?

    Place the aubergine slices on a grid at the top of the oven. You might want to place a baking tray with baking paper below to catch any excess water or butter/oil during the cooking.