it's hard to invest in your cupboards.
and have a solid base to make wonderful dishes even when your cupboards are threadbare.
in my opinion, it is the sauce or seasoning that makes a dish delicious.
here's another 99 cent bin recipe for you: baba ghanoush
in this recipe, you'll need condiments:
chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
(feeling adventurous? make your own chipotle sauce)
one package of 99 cent eggplants
three cloves of garlic
sprigs of parsley, thyme, tarragon
dash of spices: cumin, chili, salt, pepper
baking the eggplant (aubergine):
set your oven to 325 degrees
halve the eggplants and place them in a roasting pan skin side down.
coat each half with 1T of olive oil (eggplant is very absorbent)
throw some garlic, thyme, cumin, chili and salt n pepper on top.
bake with out cover until really mushy soft all the way through. (45 minutes?)
let it cool. seriously!
go do something for a bit. let it cool.
separate skin from flesh by scooping the innards into a bowl/ blender/food processor.
making the baba:
1 clove of garlic, minced
1/3 cup of tahini
3T olive oil
1 (if you like hot, 2) chipotle peppers, minced
1 juice, squeezed lemon
add to eggplant (aubergine)
if you have the fortune of owning a food processor,
you won't need to prep- except for the zest,
just throw in your ingredients; suit to taste and serve.
if you have a blender,
finely chop and always blend with a ratio of liquid (to protect the blender's motor and blade).
if you have NEITHER
(when you mince your garlic crush it first with the back of your knife)
a whisk is ideal, but forks and fingers work too!
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