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Old 03-28-2012, 04:12 PM   #51
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The timballina is a mold --- in which you put the ingredients to make the dish eggplant timbal. Its origins are in the Middle East. It was brought to Italia, by the Moorish. Its contents include pasta, veggies, and / or rice ... and protein source. It is quite delicious.

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Old 03-28-2012, 04:14 PM   #52
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For the poster, seeking info:

Timballina is a metal mold, used to prepare Eggplant timbal ... it forms a high cake ( compact ) of pasta - a macaroni or rice, veggies, meat if so desired etc. It is Middle Eastern by origin.

It is quite delicious.

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Old 03-28-2012, 04:53 PM   #53
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Margi, I doubt the dish in question belongs to any particular region. If you notice CW had it in Ukranian restaurant and I had it in Israeli restaurant. Buit from discription of it it is very, very simular. Honestly do not remember about oil, but distictly remeber vinegar, which I love.
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:05 PM   #54
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Margi, I doubt the dish in question belongs to any particular region. If you notice CW had it in Ukranian restaurant and I had it in Israeli restaurant. Buit from discription of it it is very, very simular. Honestly do not remember about oil, but distictly remeber vinegar, which I love.
Charlie--it is on my bucket list to pick up some of this dish (it is a cold side) and eggplant and fresh dill (the shop doesn't always have it and I am not in that neighborhood that often, but two friends live nearby so maybe in exchange for eggs, I can get them to check before coming out to get eggs ) and do "side-by-side" taste tests trying a couple of different ways of preparing the eggplant. Grilling it was one thought...I know it doesn't have any oil in it. And lots of dill...Ideally, I'd like to try this with eggplant from the garden and my own dill. I know that the eggplant is not "exotic" but the average "Black Beauty" type one finds in the grocery store.
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:58 AM   #55
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Middle Eastern Eggplant Salad

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@ CWS, and Charlie,

Today in Spain, there is a General Strike, so I am not venturing the 20 minute tube ride to the Magazine Office. With a free morning off, I have decided to go through my Middle Eastern Cookbook ( do not have a Ukranian or Russian one as I have never cooked these cuisines ... Russian: ate at Russian Tea Room - NYC many years ago in the 1970s ) and I found this recipe for a Middle Eastern Eggplant salad which I believe is quite similar to the description of the Israeli one, however, the spices are slightly different as it is Ukranian.

EGGPLANT SALAD

2 eggplants
2 tblsps. EV olive oil
1/2 fresh chopped finely parsley or cilantro or dill
1 tblsp. fresh lemon juice (*** note: vinegar would be the substitute )
1 tblsp. fresh orange squeezed orange juice
1/2 tsp. black freshly ground pepper
a pinch of cayenne flakes or a tiny dried red chili pepper

1) cut the eggplants in thin slices and let rest on paper towels for an hour
2) preheat oven 400 degrees farenheit
3) take a tblsp of EV and grease the grilling or baking tray
4) Place the slices of eggplant on the tray and sprinkle with a pinch to salt and black pepper to taste and a tblsp. of EV
5) grill until golden ( 4 minutes per side approx. )
6) when grilled golden: drizzle the juices and / or vinegar and olive oil on the eggplant slices in a large earthenware vessel
7) marinate in refrig a couple of hours and then serve with crusty bread or toasted warm Pita

Margi. Cintrano. ( this dish is served in Israel, Jordan and Lebanon )
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:41 AM   #56
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Hm, does sound interesting and probaly close to what I had. Thank you very much. Will have to try.
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Old 03-29-2012, 01:18 PM   #57
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Cut them into thin slices. Sprinkle with salt, lemon juice, olive oil and a little sugar, and bake in the oven. The baked slices are great on lots of things, such as on sandwiches with cheese, as anti pasta...
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I am going to scan the photo --- this may be of some help ... I shall put the book in my suitcase ! Be patient and I shall do over weekend. I may have to put it, in my Member ship photos. I shall title Marinated Eggplant.
The key is the marinade prior to oven grill / broil.
The slices are very very thin ...
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Have a nice evening.
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:48 AM   #59
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Photos of Eggplant Dishes from the Mediterranean

Here are a couple of photos of Eggplant or Aubergine Mediterranean Dishes from Margaux Cintrano:

1) Eggplant Napolean, layered baked eggplant with tomato
2) Eggplant Caviar or Babaghanuj
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Photo: Roasted Baked Eggplant Au Gratin

This divine dish is prepared with eggplant, home made tomato sauce, herbs and Reggiano Parmesano.

By; Margaux Cintrano.
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Eggplant & how to prepare Would love to hear from all of you with your take on Eggplant ? Firstly, my favorite vegetable is eggplant or aubergine ... I love the fried layers of Baked Eggplant topped with a divine home made tomato sauce and layered like a lasagne and it is called Melanzane di Lecce ... Eggplant of Lecce, Puglia, Italy ... Of course, I also like Aubergine With Tahine and Pasta Norma which translates to Pasta with Eggplant as Norma in Sicilia, is Eggplant. Caponata for an appetiser is nice too ... with a crusty warm bread ... Kindest. Margi. 3 stars 1 reviews
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