Recipe courtesy of Brian Hill
Save Recipe Print
1 hr 40 min
25 min
1 hr 15 min
4 servings



Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Dice the eggplant into medium-sized pieces. Mix together 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 1/2 a teaspoon of sea salt in a roasting pan. Put the eggplant into the pan and roast for 35 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and let cool.

Increase the oven heat to 400 degrees F.

In a small pan combine the tofu, garlic cloves, cherries, 1 1/2 cups of water, sugar and cinnamon. Put the pan in the oven for 35 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and let cool.

Next, pit the cherries and drop them into a blender with 1/4 cup olive oil and 1/8 cup of water. Add the garlic and the remaining liquid from the roasting pan. Blend to combine. This will be your roasted garlic and cherry aioli sauce.

In a medium bowl, whisk 1 large egg. Add the bread crumbs, roasted eggplant, coconut milk, 1 teaspoon sea salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Combine well and form the mixture into 1/2-inch thick rounds. Coat each round with cornmeal.

Heat 1 cup of canola oil in a shallow frying pan. Put the rounds into the pan and fry until golden brown. Put each round on a serving plate and drizzle with the garlic and cherry aioli sauce. Serve.

This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional. It has not been tested for home use.

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Almost One-Pan Skillet Lasagna 02:21

Bev gets her kids involved in making this perfect weeknight dinner.


Simple Roasted Pork Shoulder

Recipe courtesy of Aaron McCargo Jr.

Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Perfect Roast Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Red Wine Pot Roast

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Eggplant Parmesan Meatloaf

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Pot Roast Stew

Roasted Red-Pepper Soup

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Roasted Asparagus

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.