Sunday, February 22, 2009

Eggplant Stew

From the backlog: February 16th

Until recently, Cafe Ole served a really tasty Eggplant Stew mezze that made a great light lunch with a side of pita bread. Since it's no longer on the menu, I got inspired to try to recreate it. My first attempt was based on this Moroccan Chickpea and Eggplant Stew from Recipezaar. I played with the proportions a bit (more chickpeas and tomatoes) and got reasonably close. I don't think Ole's recipe used nearly as much cinnamon, if they used it at all. Of course, my memory of the original will fade over time, but at least I can get the basics - eggplant, chickpeas, and tomatoes. The first time I served it over couscous, and I ate some leftovers with warm pita bread.

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