The health benefits of mushrooms include relief from high cholesterol levels, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and diabetes. It also helps in weight loss, and increases the strength of your immune system. They truly can protect you against diseases and infections, as they are full of proteins, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antibiotics and antioxidants. Have yourself a nutritional baked funghi meal - perfect to share with your family and friends.
Ingredients400g potatoes, cut into 1cm thick slices, and prep by boiling in water
3 aubergines, cut into 1cm thick slices
3 red peppers
2 tablespoons extra virgin oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tablespoons oregano
20g dried wild mushrooms, soaked in a little red wine and drained
400g tin plum tomatoes, drained
1 tablespoon tomato puree
Rock salt and pepper to taste
Instructions1. Brush the potatoes, aubergines, peppers and courgettes with olive oil and grill on ridged pan for 5-10 minutes. Season well and set aside.
2. Heat remaining olive oil in pan and add the onions, garlic, oregano, mushrooms and raisins and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes before adding the chopped tomatoes and tomato puree. Cook for 10-15 minutes until sauce thickens.
3. Preheat oven to 160 degrees Centigrade. Pour mushrooms sauce onto base of the dish, then overlap it with the grilled vegetables.
4. Beat egg yolks, garlic, passata and ricotta - pour in the cream and season. Pour mixture over the vegetables. Place the dish into the oven to bake for 20 minutes, or until brown.