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Eggplant Couscous

Eggplant Couscous
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A Delicious Mediterranean medley of healthy vegetables and couscous. This could easily be served alongside meat dishes as well but a flavorful delight on its own. The tender-baked vegetables are lightly infused with fresh lemon thyme and a hint of chili. The toasty flavorful tahini captures the garlic and lemon in the sauce and goes so well drizzled over the baked eggplant dish.

Recipe
PRE TIME: 1 hr
COOKING TIME: 40 min
TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 40 min
4 SERVING
Ingredients:
  • Bake The Eggplant
  • 2 ea. Eggplant
  • 1 tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. Sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Pepper
  • For The Cauliflower
  • 3 tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 ea. Garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1/2 ea. Shallot, sliced
  • 6 ea. Anchovies fillet
  • 1 ea. Bay leaf
  • 3 spring Lemon thyme
  • 1 pinch Chili flakes
  • 1/4 tsp. Sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Pepper
  • 1 ea. Cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup White wine
  • 1 tbsp. Parsley
  • Couscous
  • 1 cup Couscous
  • 1 cup Hot water
  • 1/4 tsp. Pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 1 tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil
  • Sautéed Eggplant
  • 2 tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 ea. Red onion
  • 2 ea. Garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp. Pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. Sea salt
  • 3 spring Lemon thyme
  • 2 ea. Eggplant flesh
  • 1/2 ea. Zucchini
  • Lemon Tahini Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Tahini paste
  • 1/2 ea. Lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. Water
  • 1/4 tsp. Pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. Sea salt
  • 1/2 cup Cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup Parlsley
  • Garnish
  • Parsley
Directions:
Step 1
Step 1
1
Preheat the oven 350°F / 200°C.
Step 2
Step 2
2
Cut the eggplant in half lengthways and scoop out the center but save the flesh for later.
Step 3
Step 3
3
Brush some oil into the eggplant shells and season with salt and pepper.
Step 4
Step 4
4
Place on a baking tray and bake for approx 20 minutes.
Step 5
Step 5
5
Prepare the cauliflower into florets.
Step 6
Step 6
6
Place 2 tbsp olive oil, sliced onions, and garlic in a medium pan saute 1-2 minutes before you add the anchovies to infuse.
Step 7
Step 7
7
Add the bay leaf, lemon thyme, salt and pepper, chili flakes, 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, and the cauliflower cook for a few minutes to allow some caramelization color to form.
Step 8
Step 8
8
Add the white wine and allow the wine to cook out and reduce add some chopped parsley and then cover with a lid cook further for another 5 minutes on low heat.
Step 9
Step 9
9
Place the couscous in a bowl then add the boiling water stirring for a minute.
Step 10
Step 10
10
Place a lid on top of the bowl and allow the couscous to swell for approx 5 minutes. Add olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Step 11
Step 11
11
In a medium saute pan add olive oil, sliced onions, garlic, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Step 12
Step 12
12
Add lemon thyme, eggplant flesh, zucchini, and pepper, saute for a few minutes.
Step 13
Step 13
13
In a bowl add all【Lemon Tahini Sauce】and mix well. Add more or less water depending on preferred thickness.
Step 14
Step 14
14
Combine the fluffy couscous with the sautéed eggplant mix.
Step 15
Step 15
15
Fill the baked eggplant shells.
Step 16
Step 16
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Finished with the cauliflower on top and bake in the oven for 5 minutes.
Step 17
Step 17
17
Finally, add lashings of the lemon tahini sauce over the baking dish and serve with a parsley garnish.
Step 18
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18
Enjoy!
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