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       Title: Eggplant Tahini Pate
  Categories: Appetizers, Pate
       Yield: 6 servings
  
       1 lg Eggplant
       1 lg Garlic clove
       3    Shallots
       1 ts Garam Masala
       3 tb Tahini (creamed sesame)
       1    Lemon peel, finely grated
       3 tb Lemon juice
            Salt to taste
       2 ts Olive oil
            Cayenne pepper
            Halved lemon slices (opt)
            Fresh parsley sprig (opt)
            Pita bread, cut in strips
  
   Preheat oven to 350'F. (175'C.). Prick eggplant several times with a
   fork.
   
   Bake eggplant in preheated oven 30-40 minutes or until softened and
   skin has turned dark brown. Cool, trim ends and peel eggplant.
   Process flesh in a blender or food processor with garlic, shallots,
   Garam Masala, tahini, lemon peel and juice until smooth and evenly
   combined.
   
   Season with salt. Spoon mixture into a serving bowl, drizzle with
   olive oil and sprinkle with cayenne pepper. Garnish with lemon slices
   and parsley sprig, if desired, and serve with pita bread.
  
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