Amani’s Mutabal

Barcelona, Spain

Hello Ladies !

I hope you are all well.

It was so nice having Beth and the Man at home this past week. We had a great time tasting local cuisine (Thomas and I only get to eat tapas when we have guests…) and local wine.

Thanks to my mom, we were able to enjoy several nights out without Baby baby. A bit selfish maybe, but boy did it feel good! 🙂

The rest of the time, my mom cooked a lot for us, which was a real pleasure for all! So it was Beth’s idea to post one of my mom’s recipes that is really simple to make, and so tasty. Miam!

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It is called Mutabal, and I know the Greeks also have a version of this recipe. Here you will find the Lebanese version. It is great to have as a dip, with Pita, or as a side, with meat. We usually have Hommos and Mutabal with barbecue.

Ingredients

3 aubergines / eggplants
3 tablespoons Sesame Cream
1 lemon
2  or 3 goat cheese yogurts
1 or 2 garlic cloves
3 tablespoon water
salt

 

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With a knife, stab the aubergines (yes, you are killing them…) and put them in the oven on foil paper.

Leave them in the oven for about 30 minutes, at a heat of 250 °C.

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When you get them out, make sure you can easily put an knife into them. the inside has to feel like a puree.

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Once they are cooked, open them and take out the inside. Get rid of the skin.

In a bowl, mix the sesame cream and the juice of the lemon. Mix well. Add the water and stir until you get a creamy white mix. then add the aubergines.

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In another bowl, crush the garlic and add the yogurt. Put a bit of salt and add the mix to the aubergine mix. Stir well, and put in the fridge for about an hour. It is better served cold!

Enjoy!

PS: You can adapt the recipe to your taste by adding more garlic (or putting less!), Yogurt and Sesame Cream. Mutabal is like Bravas here: It is a well known recipe yet everyone has their own version!

 

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7 thoughts on “Amani’s Mutabal

  1. Beth @ Culinary Correspondence September 24, 2014 at 1:58 pm Reply

    Reading this post makes my mouth water! We ate so well in Barcelona and it was a real treat to taste your mom’s cooking after all those tantalising recipes you posted! I will definitely make this delicious, smoky dip… 🙂

  2. Emily @ culinarycorrespondence.com September 24, 2014 at 4:25 pm Reply

    I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ❤ ❤ Moutabal. I am so excited 🙂

  3. Emily @ culinarycorrespondence.com September 24, 2014 at 6:08 pm Reply

    Hey Beth- what’s good for sinusitus?

    … MOUTABAL!!!!!!!!!

  4. Lori September 25, 2014 at 2:37 am Reply

    Wow! This sounds delicious!

  5. Jan September 26, 2014 at 8:03 am Reply

    Thanks so much-I’ll be making this for sure in Milos! MIL

  6. Hanin September 29, 2014 at 6:05 am Reply

    Ladies… Thanks for your enthusiasm!! haha
    I hope you will enjoy it.
    Looking forward to seeing you all… Christmas is only a few months away !

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