EGGPLANT WITH WALNUTS AND HERBS

In this recipe we show how to make a popular Georgian family dish made with eggplant, walnuts and herbs. This is primarily a summer dish and is served cold.

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Ingredients: 1 kilo of eggplant, 250 grams of walnuts, 1 sweet red pepper, 1 red onion, 15 grams of fresh parsley, 15 grams of fresh green coriander, 6 cloves of garlic, 1 tsp of dried coriander, 10 tbs of oil, 1 tsp of dried blue fenugreek, 1 tsp of dried marigold, 1 tbs of coarse hot red pepper, 6 tbs of white wine vinegar and salt (amount dependent upon personal preference).

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Preparation: Slice the eggplant (not too thinly). Add 5 tbs of oil to a pan and add the eggplant in layers. Sprinkle each layer with a little salt. Pour a further 5 tbs of oil over the eggplant. Cook on a medium heat for 20-25 minutes, turning occasionally and ensuring that the eggplant is cooked on both sides. Crush the walnuts whilst the eggplant is cooking.

Frying Eggplant

Use a kitchen spatula or wooden spoon to break up the eggplant.

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Chop the sweet red pepper and add to the pan.

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Stir. Turn off the heat. Cover the pan and leave for 5 minutes.

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Add the crushed walnuts, coarse hot red pepper, dried blue fenugreek, dried coriander, dried marigold and salt to a mixing bowl. Add 6 tbs of white wine vinegar (more or less depending on personal preference) and mix.

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Finely chop the fresh green parsley and coriander and add to the mixing bowl with the walnut and spice mixture. Add chopped onions and the eggplant.

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Mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon.

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Serving: Leave for 1 hour before serving.

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Enjoy your eggplant with walnuts and herbs!

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