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Ajapsandali

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I used this recipe for this Georgian eggplant/aubergine stew.

Roast Aubergine and Blue Cheese Dip

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I was eating Cashel blue cheese and thinking about the vegetables I needed to use, one of which was aubergine/eggplant. I decided to make something similar to mutabal, where yoghurt is added to roast aubergine to make it creamy.

To make this I roasted one aubergine. In a small grinder I blended one clove of raw garlic, some olive oil, a tablespoon of lemon juice, salt and a hunk of Cashel blue. After adding the roast aubergine with its juices and blending I adjusted to taste, adding a bit more cheese and salt.  The proportions depend on your preferences and the size of the eggplant.

It was tasty served with black pepper oatcakes.

Honey and Spice Eggplant/Aubergine

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Here’s the recipe. If I were to make this again, I think I’d replace the lemon juice with lime.

Mutabal

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The appearance of spring weather makes me want summery foods: meze and bread with cheese. I made mutabal for the first time, serving it with familiar favourites such as yoğurtlu havuç salatası.

Tagliatelle with Eggplant and Feta

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I used both basil and mint for this dish.

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Briam

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Here’s a recipe.  I adapted it to fit what I had. There’s a courgette/zucchini shortage, so I used less of this ingredient. Partway through the cooking I decided to add two extra tomatoes because I thought it needed more. I had an extra green bell pepper so I tossed that in, too. It is an extremely forgiving dish.

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Briam can be eaten plain but it is also commonly served with feta. If you are not avoiding dairy the addition of feta does improve this dish but it is quite good without it as well.

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Mushroom and Aubergine/Eggplant with Soy Sauce

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This is an extremely easy side dish. Simply chop mushrooms and aubergine/eggplant. Heat a little oil on high heat, then toss the vegetables so they sear rather than absorb too much oil. Turn the heat down to medium-high and add a lid. Stir periodically until the vegetables are soft. Remove the lid, add some soy sauce, and cook until the soy sauce is no longer visible.

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