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Motter Havva Aubergines

 

Turkish Recipe

Together with Motter Havva, we prepared recipes with fruits, vegetables and spices farmed in the home garden.

 

Ingredients

  • 6 long thin eggplants (around 1200g in total)
  • 3 big tomatoes (up to 600g) peeled and diced
  • 1 big onion sliced into semi-circles
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 green pepper finely diced
  • 2 sugar cubes
  • 1 handful parsley

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C and peel eggplants in stripes to create a "zebra" effect and leave them to soak in salty water for 20 minutes to get rid of the bitter taste.
  • Remove from the water, rinse and make sure they are well dried.
  • Pierce eggplants several times with a fork and place on a baking tray.
  • Then brush eggplants with 2 tablespoons olive oil and bake for 30 minutes.
  • While eggplants are in the oven, prepare the stuffing.
  • Fry onion with 1 tablespoon olive oil, turn onions until golden in colour and add the green pepper, sugar cubes, tomatoes, garlic and salt.
  • Cook for 10 minutes.
  • Before turning off the heat, add finely sliced parsley and stir well.
  • Remove eggplants from oven and place into an ovenproof dish.
  • With a fork ease apart the white part of each eggplant and stuff with onion/tomato mixture.
  • Pour any water remaining from stuffing over the stuffed eggplants and put the dish into a preheated oven and cook for 40 minutes. Delicious!

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