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Old 03-29-2013, 04:06 PM   #1
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Moroccan Zaalouk

Moroccan Zaalouk



From India we now travel to Morocco to try this very popular Moroccan dish called Zaalouk. It's a cold salad with cooked ingredients of aubergine, tomatoes and spices. It's regularly served as a dip with crusty bread or served as a side to a main meat dish.

Ingredients:

2 Aubergines
8 cloves of garlic
1/2 cup chopped fresh coriander
6 peeled tomatoes in juice
1 red chilli
1 tbsp cumin
1 tbsp paprika
1 tsp salt

Preparation:

Slice the Aubergines in half
Finely chop the chilli and garlic
Finely dice the fresh coriander
Roughly chop the tomatoes in juice

Directions:

Place the sliced Aubergines in a hot oven on a rack for about 20 minutes until the skins start to blacken and the flesh becomes soft. Remove the inner flesh from the Aubergines and mash the flesh with a fork in a bowl and set to one side. Heat the oil in a pan and add the garlic and chilli and fry quickly for 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes and spices to the pan and stir on a moderate heat for about 20 minutes. Add the Aubergines and coriander to the pan and stir in and leave to simmer for about 10 minutes. Serve in a bowl and leave to cool and then place in the fridge overnight ready to serve. When ready for serving just sprinkle a little chopped coriander on top for decoration and this dish can be just eaten with some warm crusty bread or used to accompany any meat dish as a side salad. Enjoy!


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Old 03-29-2013, 04:28 PM   #2
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That sounds really interesting. We don't usually enjoy eggplant (aubergine) but I'm sure it's good with the tomatoes and spices. Thanks for posting this.
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:25 PM   #3
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Thank you for the recipe! I had this dish a long time ago in a great Moroccan restaurant in NYC, and have always wanted to make it myself.
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:17 PM   #4
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Sounds lovely!
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That sounds really interesting. We don't usually enjoy eggplant (aubergine) but I'm sure it's good with the tomatoes and spices. Thanks for posting this.
I don't much like eggplant either.

Do you like babaganoush? This sounds like it's a cousin. And it has lots of garlic, so that's points in its favour. I'm going to have to try this.
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I have heard of moroccan chicken but not moroccan zaalouk! I have never tried aubergines but am willing to give them a go, are they similar to any other vegetables?
Chilli, cumin, paprika... I can see that you like your spices! Do you find fresh or dried spices better to use or does it not make a difference? I have been buying from an internet site Organic Herbs and Spices, seems to be a good way at saving money!
I will be testing this recipe out over the weekend!
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:35 PM   #7
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Hi, and welcome to DC. Aubergine is another name for eggplant. Spices (as opposed to herbs) are almost always used dried, and are better toasted before using.
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:38 PM   #8
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I have heard of moroccan chicken but not moroccan zaalouk! I have never tried aubergines but am willing to give them a go, are they similar to any other vegetables?
Chilli, cumin, paprika... I can see that you like your spices! Do you find fresh or dried spices better to use or does it not make a difference? I have been buying from an internet site Organic Herbs and Spices, seems to be a good way at saving money!
I will be testing this recipe out over the weekend!
Have you really bought from them? The website doesn't seem to be finished. There is a lot of placeholder text (lorem ipsen, etc.).
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