Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Reggio, Calabria and Eggplant Parmesan

First and foremost, I want to apologize for not
posting my ususal Fabiolous Tuesday posting
last Tuesday. I had intention of letting you
know beforehand and was so busy I never got
around to it. Also, I decided to post my trip
to Calabria today in lieu of the meat from the
last post. No worries - I still plan to post a
recipe for that just not today. My wife and I
drove 700 km south to the beautiful region
of Calabria where my in-laws reside.
Sunny and HOT day!!

In-laws and my wife, Valeria.
Typical dishes of the region.

You can see Sicily across the Strait of Messina.
Calabria is famous for it's Eggplant Parmesan.
Peel the skin and slice the eggplant.
Sprinkle with salt and squeeze to remove the
bitter moisture of the vegetable.

Fry in a pan with olive oil.
Layer the eggplant in a baking dish.
Add a layer of tomato sauce.
Next layer - cooked prosciuto!!
Smoked mozarella.
What would eggplant parmesan be without
a generous portion of fresh parmesan?
Add a layer of poached egg, more parmesan
and bake in the oven for 15 minutes.

The result: a mouth-watering, Southern Italian dish!
This week I was fortunate enough to go to three
concerts. One of which was Crosby, Stills
and Nash at the Audiorium here in Rome.
Here's a little clip :-)

Tune in next week!
Your Chef, Fabio


  1. Boy does that look amazing and rich and delicious!

    Thanks for giving me another wonderful video to feature on Cooking Up A Storm All Over The World! (c)

    Polly Motzko


  2. Send me the embed code or post it on the cooking videos section of my site. You can put as many as you like, since I have seen most of yours and Love them all!

    Polly Motzko

  3. very nice dish, my grandfather was calbrese this is just how they made it! nice memories :)

  4. Love eggplant parmesan. thanks for sharing such a detailed recipe.

  5. Hi Fabio, what a beautiful place, looks like you had a great time. I like the way you made your eggplant parmesan, with poached eggs, lovely.
    Before I even click on your Crosby, Stills and Nash, I'm already thinking about the song, and I was surprised it is the song.
    Thank you for sharing a wonderful recipe and the clip from the concert.

  6. Yum... That looks fantastic! Glad to have found your blog :) I look forward to following you!

  7. Wow. That is one of the best Eggplant Parmesans I've ever seen. It's making me want some right now. Thanks so much for sharing how you made this authentic and wonderful dish.

  8. Stunning dish, and what great photos. That beach looks like heaven:)

  9. I sure do appreciate each and every one of you! Thanks for taking the time to comment!