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Recipes and Cooking

WED LEBANESE SPICED LAMB BABA GHANOUSH flip

Lebanese Spiced Lamb Baba Ghanoush

Lebanese Spiced Lamb Baba Ghanoush

WED LEBANESE SPICED LAMB BABA GHANOUSH lores

Ingredients

BABA GHANOUSH

2 (600g) medium eggplants

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 tbsp tahini

¼ cup (60ml) lemon juice

2 tbsp olive oil, plus extra to oil baking tray

SPICED LAMB

2 tbsp olive oil

1 brown onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, crushed

500g lean lamb mince

½ tsp ground cinnamon

2 tsp ground cumin

2 tsp ground coriander

1 fresh long red chilli, thinly sliced

2 tbsp honey

1 lemon

¼ cup small fresh mint leaves

4 eggs

Warmed wholemeal or wholegrain flatbread and lemon wedges, to serve

Garden salad, to serve

Method

BABA GHANOUSH
  1. Preheat oven to 220°C/200°C fan-forced.
  2. Pierce eggplants all over with fork. Place on an oiled baking tray. Roast, turning occasionally, for 40 minutes or until eggplant is soft. Stand for 10 minutes. Halve eggplant. Scoop out flesh and discard skin. Place eggplant flesh in a food processor with crushed garlic, tahini, juice and oil.
  3. Process until almost smooth. Season to taste. Set aside.
SPICED MINCED LAMB
  1. Heat half the oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook onion and garlic, stirring, for 5 minutes or until softened.
  2. Add lamb, spices and half the chilli. Cook, stirring for 10 minutes or until lamb is browned and cooked. Add honey. Cook for 5 minutes or until lamb is golden and crisp. Squeeze over juice of half a lemon.
  3. Meanwhile, heat remaining oil in a medium frying pan over medium-high heat. Crack eggs into the pan and cook for 3 minutes, sunny side up.
  4. Spread baba ghanoush over base of a serving platter. Spoon over lamb mixture. Top with eggs, mint and remaining chilli. Serve with warmed flat bread, garden salad and lemon wedges.

Notes

Baba ghanoush can be made up to 3 days ahead. Store, covered, in the refrigerator. Warm flatbread in the oven for the last 5 minutes of eggplant cooking time.

Nutritional Information

  • Serving size 492g
  • Energy 2660kJ 636kcal
  • Protein 39.7g
  • Total fat 35.5g
  • Saturated fat 7.1g
  • Carbs (total) 33.2g
  • Carbs (sugar) 20.5g
  • Sodium 321mg
  • Fibre 11.3g

All nutrition values are per serve.

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