This Middle Eastern eggplant dish is a favorite worldwide. Although the eggplant can be roasted in the oven, nothing creates its distinctive smoky flavor like a flame grill.
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Recipe Ingredient Details:
2 large eggplants, whole
3-4 teaspoons tahini (sesame seed butter)
2 stalks celery, including leaves, chopped very fine
2-4 cloves garlic, crushed
1/3 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice
Sea salt (to taste)
1 tablespoon olive oil
Using a fork, prick holes in the skin of the eggplants. Then, on an open-fire grill, roast whole in their skins. Turn occasionally to expose all sides of eggplant to flame. They're done when they have shriveled to about half their size and are soft with blistered skin. Remove from grill, allow to cool until you can touch them, then peel eggplant and place in a bowl.
Using a wooden meat tenderizer, mash eggplant thoroughly until smooth.
After eggplant has cooled completely, mix in tahini, lemon juice, celery and salt.
Let sit a few hours so flavors blend. Serve at room temperature, drizzled with olive oil and lemon juice.
Recipe Additional Notes:
Calories 102,Fat 4,Perfat 31,Cholesterol 0,Carbo 17,Protein 3,Fiber N/A,Sodium N/A
Mon, 2012-07-02 12:21