Aubergine slices -
this is from a book called Vegetarian Express .. it's SO quick and easy to make!
in a shallow bowl mix:
spoon runny honey
spoon balsamic vinegar
spoon soy sauce
spoon sesame seed oil
(they said tablesppon, but it was more than I needed for one aubergine, so a big teaspoon might be enough)
Slice an auberinge in about 1/2 inch slices
dip them in the marinade
put them under the grill, again they said pre-heated but the sauce is prone to burn so I suggest a low heat to ensure the slices go soft.
grill on both sides - just a few minutes each - the slices do soften quite well - but since mine had got a bit too brown a bit too quickly I actually finshed them in the micro!
when nearly ready to serve, sprinkle a few sesame seeds on each slice ..
Their tip was to slap into pitta bread with a bit of hummous, which would obviously be very nice
we had it with pitta and spinach salad:
This is a Turkish recipe: Borani Esfanaj
1 finely chopped onion
tbsp ghee (worth using this - makes the flavour really good but olive oil would do)
4 cloves garlic
tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cardomom if you have it in
(a good curry powder / garam masala would stand in for this list of spicse, tbh!)
small squirt of chilli paste or tabasco sauce or cayenne pepper for a hint of hotness
big bag of spinch - washed and roughly chopped
small pot natural yogurt (greek would be best!)
Fry onion in ghee without browning
Add garlic and fry a bit more
Add spices and fry a bit more
Add spinach and cook until wilted and softened
Add the yogurt - no need to cook that much,just stir in.
Add salt to taste - is good served luke warm or cold.
These are two of my favourite dishes just now - kind of BBQ-y and salad-y as though it were the summer and the sun was actually shining!