Grilled Eggplant with Feta
Emeril Lagasse serves his hearty recipe for grilled eggplant and peppers topped with feta cheese.
Place eggplant slices on a wire rack set over a rimmed baking sheet and sprinkle lightly with salt on both sides. Set rack aside until eggplant begins to exude liquid, 15 to 20 minutes. Blot eggplant dry with clean paper towels.
Preheat grill pan or grill over medium-high heat.
Transfer eggplant and bell pepper slices to a large baking sheet; brush both sides of all vegetables with olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Working in batches if necessary, place eggplant and peppers on grill and cook, turning occasionally, until softened and nicely charred, 15 to 20 minutes.
Transfer grilled eggplant to a large platter; top with pepper strips. Garnish with crumbled feta and minced herbs. Drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil and lemon juice; serve warm or at room temperature.