Aubergine with saffron yoghurt

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Aubergine with saffron yoghurt
Aubergine with saffron yoghurt
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:134
Ready in:50 minutes plus cooling time
Prep. time:15 minutes plus cooling time
Cook time:35 minutes
Difficulty:Easy
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:9th December 2012
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Another lovely aubergine recipe, this time with pomegranate seeds.

For the saffron yogurt


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Ingredients

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For the aubergines

To finish

Mise en place

  • Preheat the oven to 220° C (425° F - gas 7), [fan oven 200° C & reduce cooking time by 10 mins per hour]

Method

For the saffron yogurt

  1. Infuse the saffron in the hot water for 5 minutes.
  2. Pour into a jug with the yogurt, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and a little salt.
  3. Whisk well, adjust seasoning and chill.

For the aubergines

  1. Place the aubergine slices on a baking tray and brush them all over with olive oil.
  2. Season and bake for 35 minutes until golden brown.
  3. Allow to cool.

To finish

  1. Arrange the aubergine slices on a plate, slightly overlapping.
  2. Drizzle the yogurt over them and sprinkle the pine nuts, pomegranate seeds and basil over the top.

Recipe source

  • Lightly adapted from a recipe in Ottolenghi: The Cookbook (ISBN 0091922348) by Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi

Chef's notes

The aubergines and the yogurt mixture will keep separately in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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