Saturday, 22 October 2011

yum yum aubergine with buttermilk sauce

My visit to Ottolenghi last weekend has had me furiously flipping through Plenty selecting and prioritising new recipes to try.  Hands down number one just had to Aubergines with Buttermilk Sauce especially after the amazing aubergines I had last Sunday.  


I love aubergines, but sometimes I find that I have trouble cooking them just right...you know, so that they are soft and not spongey or bitter...anyway, this recipe is simple to follow and totally worth the effort it takes to bash the pomegranate seeds out.  

This dish is meant to be served as a starter, but it is so easy to eat as a main course with some...oh I don't know...falafel or couscous...I halved the recipe, seeing as I'm home alone this weekend...but kept the whole clove of garlic in the sauce (good thing I'm sleeping alone...that's all I have to say)! I can't wait to eat the leftovers tomorrow!



7 comments:

  1. Oh my Victoria, that sounds so good. I am drooling just looking at it. Where the heck is your tweet button when I need it? Pop this one in your post, adding the post url. It makes life easier :)

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  2. I'm going to fish the book out and try this tomorrow - I have all the main three ingredients in the kitchen - it was meant to be!!!!

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  3. I love coming across recipes that are completely out of my experience. This looks really good, but I'm going to have to stock up on some of the Middle Eastern spices I don't have.

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  4. Jac...thanks!!!! and thanks for the techy help too!!!! :)

    Brownievillegirl...oooo let mek now how you like it, cause i think it is my new fave!

    Sue...it was so so so easy to make...and...i didn't remember the za-tar until i had started eating!! so....you could always do without :)

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  5. i love how simple yet delicious this is! i love ottolenghi's style, thanks for sharing x

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  6. Looks SO yummy - will be making this for sure... however, I think I will be picking up the pomegranate seeds already bashed out from Bruno's :)

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