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glut of aubergines- recipe ideas?

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snoozealot Wed 11-Nov-09 21:24:06

got a bag of 4 aubergines for 45p from our local supermarket yesterday - can't resist a bargain!they're not going out of date or anything, just being sold off due to damaged packaging apparently.

now i don't know what to do with them all. any ideas? TIA

StirlingSwooshBang Wed 11-Nov-09 22:06:34

Few ideas HERE but the 2nd one down, aubergine, tomato and parmesan bake is lovely smile

Meglet Wed 11-Nov-09 22:12:35

jamie oliver caponata

IME it's easy to make, just chop and add to saucepan then simmer. Makes my mouth water just thinking about it. You could make a huge batch and serve with ciabatta.

snoozealot Wed 11-Nov-09 22:40:46

love MN! thanks SSB and Meglet! deelish. forgot I've tried that bake one before and it kind of evolved into a scrummy veg lasagne. might give the caponata a go for something new - just need to find herb vinegar. could I make my own.... (gets off lazy bum to do own google search)grin

Meglet Wed 11-Nov-09 22:42:45

I just use a splash of balsamic vingegar, it still tastes fine. Although I'm sure it tastes even better with herb vinegar but I forget to buy it.

mrsmike Wed 11-Nov-09 22:43:13

ooh just remembered something I used to make - you grill the aubergine, or put it directly on gas flame till completely blackened and flesh is soft inside, then scrape out flesh and mix it with something - could have been tahini? - sorry might have to google this recipe - and use it as a dip. Used to be delicious!

mrsmike Wed 11-Nov-09 22:45:17

yes it is tahini, also garlic and lemon juice, see here lovely aubergine dip

ravenAK Wed 11-Nov-09 22:48:05

Brush with oil & cook in oven for 30 minutes or so. Then chop & add to veggie curry. It goes all squishy & smoky & is lovely.

Or scoop out flesh, cook with onions, peppers, mushrooms. Mix in a few tsp of pesto. Pile back into scooped out aubergine shells, top with grated cheese, cook in oven.

feetheart Wed 11-Nov-09 22:55:08

Oven-baked ratatoille (a Delia-thing I think)
Chop up aubergines, tomatoes, courgettes, onions and peppers. Mix with olive oil and garlic and bake.
Really yummy and can be served in all sorts of ways - with pasta, with rice and haloumi, in wraps just too start with. Drooling now, need to go to bed before I raid the kitchen grin

snoozealot Wed 11-Nov-09 23:14:55

yum!

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