1. Preheat the oven to 190°C, fan oven 170°C, Gas Mark 5.
2. Put the mushrooms, gills facing up, into a roasting tin.
3. Take 8 slices from the aubergine (crossways, not lengthways), then chop any remaining aubergine finely.
4. Heat half the olive oil in a large frying pan and briefly fry the aubergine slices for 1-2 minutes on each side. Remove from the pan. Add the rest of the olive oil to the pan and cook the onion, pepper and chopped aubergine for 5-6 minutes. Add the tomatoes and tomato puree. Cook gently for another 1-2 minutes, then season with salt and pepper.
5. Spoon half the tomato mixture into the mushrooms and top with a slice of aubergine. Spoon the rest of the tomato mixture on top, then sprinkle with the cheese. Transfer to the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes. Serve 2 mushrooms per person.
It helps if you can select mushrooms that are about the same size.
Serve two aubergine and mushroom stacks each as part of a main meal, or one each as a starter.
Nutritional information per portion
Energy 370 kcal
Carbohydrate 14g of which sugars 13.2g
Fat 27g of which saturates 10.1g
Sodium 0.5g or equivalent as salt 1.3g
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