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Eggplant with garlic yoghurt recipe

Serves: 2
Preparation time: 40 minutes
Cooking time: 8-10 minutes

1 large eggplant
1 clove garlic, crushed
150 ml yogurt
Black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
Mint, shredded, optional

Cut the eggplant lengthways in pencil-thick slices, sprinkle each lightly with salt and stack them in a colander. Stand in the sink to drain for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, mix the garlic into the yogurt and season with salt and black pepper to taste. Preheat the grill to medium hot. Rinse the eggplant slices and pat dry with kitchen paper towels. Brush one side with oil and grill until lightly browned, then brush the other side with oil and grill that. Serve hot or at room temperature, topped with the garlic yogurt dressing. Garnish, if you like, with fresh shredded mint.

11:27:48 on 11/08/06 by Webmaster - Recipes -

Eggplant seems to absorb an enormous quantity of oil. Is there any way to reduce this?

Instead of frying slices of eggplant, brush the slices with oil and either grill, turning to cook both sides or bake on a nonstick baking tray in a hot oven. By doing so, we can reduce the quantity of oil being absorbed by the eggplant.

09:36:53 on 11/08/06 by Webmaster - Questions and Answers -

Herb Dumplings Recipe

Makes: 8 dumplings
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15-20 minutes

60 g (0.5 cup) self-raising flour
0.5 teaspoon salt
100 g (1 cup) prepared suet mix
0.25 cup chopped fresh parsley
60 ml cold water

Sift the flour and salt into a mixing bowl. Add the suet mix and parsley and stir with a round-bladed knife. Add the water and mix to form a soft, scone-like dough. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide it into eight equal portions. With clean, cold, lightly floured hands, roll each portion into a ball, then shake off any excess flour. Add the dumplings to a gently simmering stew, placing them lightly on top and ensuring that they are not submerged in the liquid. Cover the pan or casserole with a lid and continue to simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until cooked through. Serve immediately.

For dumplings to accompany boiled corned beef, sift 1 teaspoon mustard powder with the flour and salt before adding the suet mix.

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