Monday, August 25, 2008

Baba Ganush

Baba Ganush or Baba ghanoush is a popular Levantine dish of eggplant (aubergine) mashed and mixed with various seasonings. Frequently the eggplant is baked or broiled over an open flame before peeling, so that the pulp is soft and has a smoky taste.

Baba Ganush is usually eaten as a dip with pita bread, and is sometimes added to other dishes. It is usually of an earthy light brown color.

Ingredients - Baba Ganush:
  • 1 large eggplant
  • garlic powder or fresh garlic
  • salt
  • pepper or hot sauce
  • fresh lemon juice (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 scallion, chopped (optional)
Preparation - Baba Ganush:
  • Wash eggplant. Pierce in a few places with a fork or knife.
  • Bake eggplant in 450 oven until skin has almost collapsed and the eggplant is very soft. Let cool.
  • Scoop out and mash all of the flesh.
  • Throw away the skin. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  • Refrigerate and Serve.
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