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                              MINTED EGGPLANTS
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers                       Vegetarian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2       lg           Eggplants
    1       tb           Salt
    1       tb           Olive oil
    1                    Juice of lemon
    4       tb           Freshly chopped mint
    1       t            Ground cumin
    1                    Garlic clove, crushed
                         Black pepper
    5       oz           Yogurt
    4       tb           Freshly chopped mint
      1/2   ts           Ground cumin
 
   Cut eggplants into 1 cm thick slices & layer them in a
   colander with the salt.  Let them drain for 30
   minutes. Wash them under cold water & dry them on
   paper towels. Beat together oil, lemon juice, mint,
   cumin, garlic & pepper.  Beat together, separately,
   the yogurt, mint & cumin.
   
   Heat the grill to high.  Lay the eggplant slices on
   the hot rack & brush them with half the lemon mixture.
   Grill them until they begin to brown. This will take
   about 2 minutes. Turn over, brush with the rest of the
   lemon mixture & brown.
   
   Serve grilled eggplants hot with the sauce separately
   as an appetizer. Or place the eggplant on a large
   platter & spoon the sauce over the top & serve as a
   vegetable accompaniment for middle eastern dishes.
   
   Gail Duff, “A Book of Herbs & Spices”
  
 
 
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