Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Baba Ganoush, Miranda Style

Baba Ganoush is a Mediterranean dish, like humus that can be served as a dip or topping or sauce. It has fewer calories than hummus because it's made mainly from eggplant, versus chickpeas. It also has less protein, but is nevertheless delicious. I spruced the normal 'eggplant, tahini, garlic, herb' recipe to include some roasted peppers and some kaffir lime leaves instead of parsley, which i do not like.

Roasting the eggplants and peppers makes for a smokey yum flavor, plus it makes getting the skins off easier. Just scoop the eggplant flesh out, wipe the pepper skin off and toss in a blender with your favorite other ingredients. I also roasted some garlic, and added salt, pepper, cumin, smoked paprika and kaffir leaves to the mix. I served the B.G. on the side with some pita and some delicious "tabouli" - bulghar wheat mixed with sauteed romanesque cauliflower, onions, and more pepper with lots of turmeric and other seasonings (to be honest i'm not sure what they were as they were unlabelled in the kitchen where i'm house sitting.) It was delicious though!

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