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Aubergine ideas?

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6inchnipples Tue 14-Jul-09 22:49:13

I always make mousaka with my aubergines but would like to do something dif with them, I like it when they go that crisp way, at the edge of the mousaka and wondered can you roast them maybe.

Also in Turkey on holiday i had this lovely salad dish made with aubergines but no idea what else was in it.

Any ideas??

Meglet Tue 14-Jul-09 22:52:07

Sicilian Aubergine Stew - Caponata

nice hot or cold and with ciabatta.

theDreadPirateRoberts Tue 14-Jul-09 23:08:00

Split aubergine in half(leave stalk on to be pretty). Slash crosscuts in flesh not quite as far as skin. Put into baking dish - tight as poss, then put on thin slices of onions and quartered cherry tomatoes. Cover in olive oil. Roast very slowly - an hour at least - so the tomatoes and onions melt into the flesh. Add more oil if necessary. Best eaten cold - poss sprinkled with fresh coriander. Yum smile

theDreadPirateRoberts Tue 14-Jul-09 23:10:12

Oh, and just roast them in a tray with mushrooms, courgettes, peppers, sweet potatoes etc - dressed with a bit of oil (garlic olive oil's good). Yummy on their own, and also to use as a base for a ratatouille.

[loves aubergines]

6inchnipples Tue 14-Jul-09 23:12:31

will try both, thanks smile

StirlingTheStrong Tue 14-Jul-09 23:45:46

This Aubergine, Parmesan & Tomato Bake looks yummy

BlueChampagne Wed 15-Jul-09 17:14:46

They are great in curry as they absorb the spice flavours beautifully.

There is also a Greek dish called melitsanosalata (aubergine salad) which sometimes you find with the hummus and taramasalata. Haven't made it for ages but I suspect it involves roasting the aubergines then whizzing them in the food processor with olive oil, garlic and breadcrumbs, so similar.

LuluMaman Wed 15-Jul-09 17:15:46

i made that recipe the other day, stirling, when you recommended it to me. ithink i improvised a bit and threw in some feta cheese as well as the parmesan, it was really nice

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