Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Memories of holiday: home made Baba ganoush

I've made last night Baba ganoush, an aubergine paste that I love to put on a nice crispy toast :)

Finished paste
1 Aubergine sliced length wise into 1cm slices
1 tsp of cumin
Olive oil of grilling the aubergine
1 tbsp of Tahini (sesame paste available in most of supermarkets)
2 long leaves of garlic (I put cloves of garlic into a pot and that gives you a lovely garlic plant which leaves can be used in cooking. They have a garlicky/oniony taste)
Salt and paper for flavouring

Aubergine ready for grill

Put slices of aubergine on a grill rack and brush them with the olive oil (unfortunately you need to be generous, it will pay of at the end when the aubergine will get very mushy) and sprinkle with cumin. Place in the oven for around 15 min on each side under medium grill.

Mushy aubergine slices
Once brown and mushy inside try to peal most of the skin from slices. Put them in a bowl and with a fork mush them into a paste. Add tahini, garlic leaves and paper and salt and mix.
Now you enjoy hot or cold with pita bread or wholegrain toast :)

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