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Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Moussaka-stuffed aubergines / eggplants


What a tasty plate this looks, and I love food simply served with a salad too! Purely optional is a nice glass of red wine to go in the dish, and also to accompany it!

Ingredients:
Serves Four
3 small aubergines
1 onion
3 garlic cloves
olive oil
300g lamb mince
1tsp cinnamon
1tsp dried oregano
50ml red wine (optional)
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
75g feta cheese
100ml (low-fat) Greek yogurt
green salad

Method:
Preheat the oven to Gas 4, 180°C, fan160°C. Halve the aubergines (eggplants)lengthways and scoop out the flesh. Chop the flesh into small (1cm) pieces. Gently fry the onions (finely chopped), garlic (crushed) and aubergine pieces in a splash of the oil, until softened but without colour.

Heat up a little oil in a separate frying pan, then season and brown the lamb in batches. Combine the lamb with the onion mixture. Add the cinnamon, oregano and red wine and cook for a few minutes. Add the tomatoes and a cup of water or stock. Bring to the boil and turn down to a simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Meanwhile, place the aubergine skins on a baking tray, season, drizzle with oil and roast for 20 minutes, then take out but leave the oven on.

When the lamb is cooked, spoon into the aubergine skins. Crumble the feta, mix with the Greek yogurt and spoon on top. Sprinkle with extra oregano and oven cook for 20 minutes. Serve with a green salad.

Per serving:
Carbohydrate 11g Protein 22.9g Fibre 5.8g Fat 15g
From an original recipe idea here

Suggestion:
Why not make the meat filling earlier in the day and roast the aubergine skins, then all you have to do is put in the oven for 30 minutes or so later in the evening, and dinner is done! Also the meat then has had time to take on the flavours... delicious

You can also ring the changes by making a veggie filling ...

All the best Jan

26 comments:

Tom said...

...looks yummy!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I would love this stuffed eggplant meal. Thanks for sharing. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

Jo said...

It looks delicious and I like meals that you can make in advance and warm later in the day.

Catarina said...

A beautiful dish. And very tasty, I am sure!!
: )

Carol Blackburn said...

Looks great! Thanks, and enjoy your day.

William Kendall said...

That sounds different!

Valerie-Jael said...

This looks wonderful! Hugs, Valerie

Christine said...

Just lovely!

Linda said...

The presentation is lovely, Jan, and this looks very tasty, too!

Elephant's Child said...

Definitely a veggie filling here. And I do like eggplant. Thank you.

Tara Crowley said...

Looks delicious! And pretty easy, as well. Will give it a go.

Bob Bushell said...

I don't like eggplants, this is a bit awful especially that I am a vegetarian, oh me.

Denise inVA said...

Wonderful Jan, sounds delicious. I don't think I have ever cooked and stuffed an eggplant like this. Will give it a try.

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

Not aubergine fans here, but still think it looks lovely, very visually pleasing xx

Missy George said...

Not a fan of eggplant..Looks pretty though..

sage said...

Looks delicious!

Our photos said...

Looks great!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This looks fabulous! I like moussaka and never thought to use it as a stuffing for eggplant. This is a winning combination for me!

Lady Fi said...

I'm veggie so that would be nice with a veggie filling.

Lee said...

That looks delicious I say as I sit here eating a bowl of raw mixed nuts and a bowl of fresh fruits. :)

Phil Slade said...

When we were in Skiathos our hotel owner left us a lunch one day in our room. (That's the sort of folk they are). It looked very much like this and certainly tasted authentic and with their own home grown aubergines. We really enjoyed it. Can't offer a better recommendation for your recipe than that.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Hummmm deve ser delicioso.
Um abra├žo e boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Snowbird said...

I just love eggplant. Truly an autumn dish.xxx

happyone said...

We like eggplant at lot at my house.

Magic Love Crow said...

Sounds so good! Thanks Jan!

Lisa said...

I'm sure this is very tasty, but it just looks unappealing to me!
Thanks for your comments and the one about the washing up liquid, I went there on Saturday and scooped up a couple of bottles.
Lisa x