Barcelona, February 11th
It is getting colder here in Barcelona (finally?!) and I thought I would share with you one of my favorite winter recipes. It is a bit heavy – but oh so delicious.
To make it a bit healthier and more diet, you can choose to cook the aubergines in the oven instead of frying them. It changes the taste a bit, but makes us feel better :) So might be a good compromise!
Just follow the same steps, but then brush the slices with olive oil and in the oven they go!
Ingredients for 4:
2 big aubergines
400 gr minced meat (I use beef, but you can replace it with turkey)
1 teaspoon Jordanian meat spices
1 big onion
4 Greek yogurts
1 garlic clove
Salt and pepper to taste
Parsley (to decorate)
Start by peeling the aubergines and cutting them into thin slices (not thicker than 0,5 cm). Put them in a recipient and spray with salt and let them rest for at least one hour (you can leave them all night long). This will take the water out of the aubergines.
Once the aubergines have rested, extract the water with paper towel (Sopalin is the best). Fry them until they turn a little brownish. Set them aside.
Now we will focus on the meat!
Dice the onion, add the meat and spices in a pan and cook them. Set aside.
Then in another pan, put first the aubergines, then the meat on top, then add boiled water until it covers the ingredients by one cm approx.
Bring to boil, but on low heat.
Now, let’s prepare the Yogurt: in a bowl, crush the garlic, add it to the yogurt with a little salt to taste. If the yogurt is not garliky enough, you can add more :)
And voila, you are done.
Serve the meat and aubergine with the yogurt and white basmati rice.
I hope you will enjoy this dish!
Let me know what you think if you get to try it :)