Sunday, June 5, 2011

Grilled Middle Eastern Baba Ghanoush Recipe


The Lebanese Recipes Kitchen (The home of delicious Lebanese Recipes and Middle Eastern food recipes) invites you to try Grilled Middle Eastern Baba Ghanoush Recipe. Enjoy delicious & easy Middle Eastern side dishes and learn how to make Grilled Middle Eastern Baba Ghanoush.  

Yield: about 2 cups  | Level: Easy

Ingredients

2 medium eggplants, about 1 pound total
4 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
1 lemon, juiced
1 handful fresh flat-leaf parsley, coarsely chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped roasted pistachios, for garnish
Pita bread, cut into wedges, for dipping

Directions

Pierce the eggplants in a few places with a fork, so steam has somewhere to go when you cook them.

For a smoky flavor that will add depth to the finished dish, grill the eggplants on a very hot, oiled grill pan (or barbecue) until the skins are wrinkled and black, and the eggplants shriveled and soft; turning often. (If you prefer, roast the eggplants in a preheated 400 degree F oven for 30 minutes.)

When the eggplants are cool enough to handle, split them open and scoop out the flesh, discarding the skin and as many seeds as possible.

In a food processor, combine the garlic, tahini, lemon juice and parsley; puree until smooth. Add the eggplant flesh; season with cumin, salt, and pepper; pulse several times to make a thick, coarse puree. Pour in the oil and pulse again to incorporate. Taste and adjust seasoning, as needed. Pour into a serving bowl and garnish with chopped pistachios. Serve with pita wedges for dipping.

Recipe courtesy Tyler Florence and JoAnn Cianciulli
Show: Food 911 Episode: Eggplant for Everyone

More Middle Eastern Recipes:

Eggplant with Yogurt and Dill
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Red Pepper Hummus with Toasted Pita Triangles
Extra Easy Hummus
Reduced-fat hummus
Zucchini and haloumi fritters with dill yoghurt dressing

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