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Friday, July 12, 2013

Eggplant Salad with Pomegranate Paste

(Nar Eksili Patlican Salatasi - Hatay - Mediterranean Region)

Chicken Saute with Eggs
1 large eggplant, roasted
1/2 cubanelle pepper, chopped
1 tomato, diced
1 tbsp red pepper paste
1 tbsp tomato paste
Parsley, chopped
2 tbsp pomegranate paste (or pomegranate syrup)
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
Extra virgin olive oil

Strained (creamy)Yogurt, seasoned wit salt

Mix all the salad ingredients. Place on a serving dish with strained yogurt by the side. Drizzle extra virgin olive oil all over and serve with toasted pide slices.

Roasted Eggplant:
Before putting in the oven, make holes on the eggplant with a fork so that it will soften and cook better. Place it on an oven tray and roast for about 35 minutes on broil. Then peel it and soak in 2 cups of water with 1/2 lemon juice to prevent dark colour. Leave it in for about 5 minutes. After draining, cut into small pieces with a knife. Alternatively, you can barbecue it until softened.



At 1:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur,

Where do you buy Pomegranate Paste ?
Thanks a lot.


At 1:54 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Gabriela,
You can find it in Turkish or Mediterranean stores if you have any your area. If you are living in USA you can shop from which is online Turkish grocery store.
A few more on line stores;

At 8:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, Binnur. I'm in Montreal. I know there is a Turkish shop (Istanbul). I will try it. Tks. :)


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