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Cheesy Tuna Moussaka

No recipe image available.Middle Eastern-style layered eggplant dish with tuna.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 eggplant
1/3 cup chopped onion
3 tablespoons white wine
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 cups milk
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 (7-ounce) can tuna, drained
1 cup cottage cheese
2 large eggs
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Peel and slice eggplant. Cook in boiling water in a saucepan for 4 minutes; drain.
  3. In a covered saucepan, simmer chopped onion in white wine for 5 minutes. Blend in a mixture of cornstarch dissolved in milk. Add cinnamon, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Combine half the sauce with drained tuna. Add cottage cheese and eggs to the remaining sauce.
  4. Arrange half the eggplant slices in an 8-inch baking dish. Add layers of the tuna mixture, grated Parmesan cheese, the cottage cheese mixture, ending with the Parmesan cheese.
  5. Bake for 50 minutes, or until set. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.

Makes 4 servings.