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Old 10-27-2011, 03:03 PM   #1
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Baba Ghanouj help please

I think I get the basics, grill eggplant, add garlic, lemon and something creamy.

Does anyone have any tips or tricks?

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Old 10-27-2011, 08:23 PM   #2
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I use the recipe from Joy of Cooking.

It has a bit of tahini, garlic, lemon juice, garlic, and salt.

I think the tip is to let the roasted egg plant flesh drain in a colander for a couple of minutes and press it with the back of a spoon to get rid of excess liquid.

Yummy stuff and I don't like egg plant
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Old 11-05-2011, 09:04 PM   #3
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most important part is not "something creamy" its tahini. NOT MAYO. otherwise you got it.
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I hate to say it, but I do not use enough tahini to buy it. It will sit on the shelf for ages until it turns into concrete with oil on top. So to get a similar flavor I use either toasted sesame seeds or oil. No one has complained.
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:20 PM   #5
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most important part is not "something creamy" its tahini. NOT MAYO. otherwise you got it.
Huh. The container of stuff I had did NOT have tahini in it. There was some cream and some mayo, but no tahini. It was freaking fantastic though. I could have eaten it with a spoon. Thanks guys, I'll give it another go. I completely botched the roasting the eggplant part of things. How much of the whole eggplant do you use?
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Huh. The container of stuff I had did NOT have tahini in it. There was some cream and some mayo, but no tahini. It was freaking fantastic though. I could have eaten it with a spoon. Thanks guys, I'll give it another go. I completely botched the roasting the eggplant part of things. How much of the whole eggplant do you use?
I just use one whole egg plant and prick the skin. Then when it is all soft and a bit dark, I let it cool a bit and then put everything but the skin and stem in a colander to drain. I scrape any "meat" off the inside of the skin and drain that too.
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:12 AM   #7
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Ah. Pricking the skin would have made sense. I will try again on Wednesday. I'll submit my "recipe" and results. I found the chips I want to scoop it with so I'm ready.
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Old 11-06-2011, 07:11 AM   #8
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I'm sure it's delicious with mayo bc mayo is yummy. But if you want authentic buy tahini. Usually you mix it with water/lemon juice
Other uses for tahini so you use the jar:
Salad dressing
Over/mixed with flaked white fish
Hummus!
Baked with lamb meatballs
Tahini/sesame cookies
A dip for falafel, stuffed kibbeh, raw veggies
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A friend of mine used to mix tahini with miso (the dark miso). It was a fanstatic spread in place of peanut butter.
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