Baba Ghanoush (version XI)
Baba Gannouj,Baba Ganoush,Baba Ghanouj,Baba Ganouj,Baba Ghanooge
1 medium eggplant, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes (about 3 cups)
Steam eggplant until tender, about 8 minutes.
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 tablespoon black pepper
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1/4 cup tahini
1 clove garlic
1 tablespoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
Place cooked eggplant in food processor. Add tahini (sesame paste),lemon juice, and garlic, puree. Stir in remaining ingredients; spoon into serving bowl.
Garnish with parsley sprig. Serve warm or chill. Makes 2 cups.
Hints: Smaller eggplants have thinner peels and a sweeter flavor. Select those with firm skin free of soft spots. Store sesame seeds in cool, dark place in refrigerator.
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