Tasty aubergine recipes please!

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I have just discovered the pleasure that is aubergines after always assuming they would be foul.

I made a lovely aubergine parmiagiana last week, and now they are 50p each in Lidl so I bought a bagful.

So, what else can I do?

apart from fry them in copious amounts of olive oil and scoff straight from the pan

hearhear Thu 18-Apr-13 19:17:36

Swooning Imam stuffed aubergines.
This Jamie Oliver pasta dish is good too.

Drladybird Thu 18-Apr-13 20:34:51

When we get aubergines in our veggie box, I make either Aubergine and chickpea caponata or Vegetarian moussaka

Fairylea Thu 18-Apr-13 20:37:56

Nice on their own sliced and fried in vegetable oil until brown and served with salt sprinkled over them smile makes an excellent snack... albeit a bit unhealthy with the oil and salt !

Or do as above and add to simple passata and onion sauce with oregano and serve with pasta smile

Annunziata Thu 18-Apr-13 21:27:08

I love aubergines.

Caponata

Pasta alla normana

Pasta nasciata

Cook them in olive oil with garlic, mint, tomatoes and red pepper

Ooh these sound lovely, esp the caponatas.

Does anyone have a good recipe for moussaka?

dairymoo Fri 19-Apr-13 09:49:59

I made that Jamie O recipe last night - pretty good although def benefits from some added chilli, as he suggests.

Other things to do with them....fry and use in a curry (with green beans if you're keeping it veggie, or with chicken if not)

Blacken and then make baba ganoush.

Nigella has a lovely recipe here where you griddle the aubergines and stuff them with feta, chilli, mint. Great with lamb or could be served as a little starter too.

dozily Fri 19-Apr-13 09:59:56

I use the Good Housekeeping moussaka recipe but substitute half the aubergines with cooked sliced potato. Delicious!

dozily Fri 19-Apr-13 10:02:15

Actually I've made that Jamie Oliver pasta dish too and even the dcs liked it (small miracle!) It needs to be eaten straight away though - didn't reheat well.

I've been making this Gok Wan braised aubergines with pork.

The only problem with the recipe is that it uses such a tiny amount of pork mince, it's quite impracticable to buy so little. I use twice as much as the recipe calls for, and still end up freezing bits of mince. Which are in turn tiny amounts, so I make it again.

Fuckwittery Fri 19-Apr-13 11:21:09

Are you me? I made Aubergine parmigana with the lidl 50p aubergines last week, and have just done my lidl shop with 2 more lovely glossy aubergines. DH professes to dislike aubergines but I made him stroke their glossy skin and am going to make another knock out Aubergine dish this week to totally convert him, as he loved the parmigana. Think I will do moussaka or stuffed aubergines. I couldn't get the kids to eat the parmigana as it was but I whizzed it in the food processor and made a sauce with pasta and they woofed it back.

I think I might be fuckwittery! I also blended the parmigana and stirred it round pasta for my DD (20 months) who scoffed it grin

I am roasting up one tonight with courgettes, red onion, peppers, and tomatoes, melting mozzarela on top and having with pork chops.

Then I think a moussaka and a curry are the way forward. And that leaves one more to try. Might do the Imam stuffed aubergine one. Yum!

That's my meal plan practically sorted for the week, thanks ladies smile

However, there are more aubergines in the shop... so more ideas welcome!

AndMiffyWentToSleep Fri 19-Apr-13 15:19:47

Ottolenghi does wonderful aubergine things - must have loads of recipes in his Guardian column. Ack, I miss having time to cook...

Aubergine caviar is yum. Basically a roast aubergine dip: www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/465633/

I use it a lot as a main veg in curries and, of course, ratatouille.

They are really nice stuffed too: www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1262642/italianstyle-stuffed-aubergines

I found an article in the guardian on how to cook the perfect moussaka so thought I'd post it incase anyone else has a mass of cheap aubergines and wants to try it!

We are having it tonight, but minus the cinnamon as I really dislike it. And have lobbed in a load of fresh thyme & rosemary in addition to the oregano. Fingers crossed.

NotTreadingGrapes Sun 21-Apr-13 14:04:19

The best moussaka ever is Anthony Worrall Thompsons. It should be on the BBC food and drink bit of t'web, that's where I got it from. So often moussaka is a huge disappointment but his is scrumptious.

NotTreadingGrapes Sun 21-Apr-13 14:05:51

I always have a jar of pickled aubergines as well. Peel, slice, and do the salt thing (only time an Italian would ever bother is for this) then rinse salt off, pat dry, and put in a jar with garlic, vinegar and oil. Use as antipasti. (having bought strong mints a-plenty) grin

couldtryharder Sun 21-Apr-13 18:01:28

Just posted an aubergine & lamb recipe in the thread about lamb necks.

znaika Sun 21-Apr-13 18:09:32

aubergines stuffed with walnutand garlic. Just fry aubergine slices (length for rolling) and then grind up walnuts adn garlic with a bit of water, so wine vinegar and spices to taste, roll up the paste in the aubergines and sprinklw eith chopped coriander. You have a Georgian classic!

Puddlelane Sun 21-Apr-13 19:38:10

I want to eat all of these!
Lovely to find some new meal ideas

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