Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Quick Baba Ghannouj Demo

The Veggie Guy and his imp-ish sidekick, Aria, return with a kinder, gentler demonstration on making baba ghannouj for fun and profit - or at least for a tasty snack with pita chips.

In case you don't have time to follow along (or you've seen enough of my videos to realize they're complete rubbish), here's the breakdown:

Vegan Baba Ghannouj

2 eggplants (aubergines)
2 tsp olive oil
1 tbsp cumin
1/2 cup soy milk
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp tahini
1/3 tsp ground cayenne pepper (BIG surprise!)
1 tbsp tamari or soy sauce

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

With a large knife, make several slits in each eggplant to keep them from exploding in the oven (believe me, I've had it happen. Nothing like a late-night date with a can of oven cleaner).

Place eggplants directly on top oven rack and bake for 50 minutes, turning every 10-15 minutes to make sure eggplant is roasted thoroughly. Remiove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes.

De-stem and peel skin from eggplants. Cut eggplant flesh into 1/2 inch cubes, transfer to blender.

Add soy milk, garlic, olive oil, cumin, cayenne pepper, tahini, and garlic to eggplant. Puree for 60-90 seconds.

Pour into serving bowls. If desired, chill for 30 minutes before serving.

So there you go. No shennanigans, no pumpkin roadkill... just a tasty Mediterranean dip with a nice little kick. Aren't you proud of me? :-)

1 comment:

VeggieGirl said...

Hooray for yet ANOTHER fabulous demo!! :0)

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