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Came up with a new filling: chicken and eggplant.
Two globe eggplants (about 1.5 lb) halved, deeply scored, salted, sprinkled with cumin seeds and brushed with olive oil and roasted on thyme branches in 425F convection oven until sligtly charred and soft. The flesh is scooped out and drained. Don’t discard a skin before trying snacking on it – delicious! The flesh is whizzed in food processor, stopping before it turns to paste.
1lb of boneless skinless chicken thighs partially frozen, cut in 0.5″ cubes and pulsed in food processor until finely cut, in two batches. Mixed with eggplant and some thinly sliced scallion greens added. Salt and a lot of black pepper.
Panfried gently.
Served with greek yogurt and zaatar. And spanish ketchup (minced piperade).

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Great idea – used apple brandy – enhancing the eggplant sweetness and adding to the overall exotic flavors of curry (Vongerichten).
served over boiled carnaroli.

Eggplant Lobster Soup

in the morning used rice leftovers to make a cake with egg yolks, yougurt and raz-al-hanout. Served pieces of crispy (but fluffy inside) cakes with the soup poured around. It was even better that serving with plain rice – play of different textures.

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