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Wine Spots Carneros Pinot Noir

Mixed Grilled Vegetable Tapas

Wine Spots Carneros Pinot Noir makes an excellent wine and food pairing for this recipe.

Serves 10 - 12

4 small zucchini, sliced diagonally into 1/2" thick slices
5 slender eggplants, sliced diagonally across the width
3 red, green, orange or yellow bell peppers
2 small onions, halved
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced and salted
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Before serving heat oven to 350 degrees. If using a charcoal grill, start the coals and get the grill heated. Or if using a gas grill wait until zucchini and eggplant have been layered to dry.
Lightly salt the zucchini and eggplant slices. Layer the salted slices on double thickness of paper towels, so they are laying flat, adding layers of paper towels as needed. Finish layering by covering with a double thickness of paper towels and press flat with the bottom of a heavy pan or platter to squeeze out the moisture.

Let the eggplant and zucchini rest for 15 minutes.

Brush zucchini, eggplant, peppers, and onion with oil.

Grill the vegetables for 3 - 8 minutes until done.

Core and seed the peppers and cut into thick slices.

Cut the eggplant, zucchini and onion into 1" thick slices. Arrange the sliced vegetables on a platter. Whisk olive oil, paprika and garlic and drizzle over the vegetables. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve with crusty bread slices.


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