May 5th, 2015 11:40:00 am
EGGPLANT BABA GANOUSH is nutritious and delicious as an appetizer served with pita chips or red bell pepper slices for dipping, but also as a compliment to any entree. I like to dollop it on top of a grilled chicken breast, or grilled cauliflower if you are a vegan. It is great on top of a salad in lieu of dressing. So many uses, so little time!
This recipe is NOT the traditional, very time consuming method. This is a quick and easy way to get that eggplant onto your menu with very little fuss, utilizing the versatility of Titanium Cookware.
To get started, select an eggplant or two and slice it lenghwise down the center. I sliced mine into four sections in order to get that roasted browning on more surface. You can use the grill pan and put this under the broiler as I did here, or you can use one of the fry pans and do this stovetop with the lid on. Click here to see the grill pan I'm using. Either will work just fine. Roast, broil or pan fry to the point of nice golden brown and cooked to a moist softness. You can also add the garlic to the same cooking surface and "roast" it as well. I usually just throw mine fresh into the processor, but either way is fine. Notice no oil is used during roasting. You can use oil if you want to though!
While that is roasting, put fresh sesame seeds in a pan and lightly brown them. Again, you can do this under the broiler, but you can also just do this stovetop as I am in this photo.
Once roasted, cool the eggplant so you can handle it. Then gently peel back the skin and scoop out the eggplant flesh into your food processor. The skin can go into your compost pile but my chickens devour it. Either way, nothing goes to waste. Scoop all of the eggplant flesh from the skins.
Following are the ingredients I use... how much is up to your personal preference:
Eggplant, Fresh Garlic clove, Roasted Sesame Seeds, Olive Oil, Lemon Juice, Cumin, Fresh Parsley, Salt and Pepper to taste.
Put all of these ingredients into the food processor and pulse gently until it is a thick sauce consistency. Note the roasted flavor from both the eggplant as well as the sesame seeds. It is so good you can eat it by the spoonful.
Eggplant Baba Ganoush made easy! Enjoy!
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