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Eggplant Dip - Aubergine En Canton

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“This is an exciting and an old way of serving eggplant but new to me. It can be served warm or cold, as a side dish or on toasted pita wedges as a dip. This was on Pamela Lanier's Bed & Breakfasts web site. Tasty and light, an ideal appetizer in the summer months.”
READY IN:
55mins
SERVES:
8-10
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Poke the eggplants with a fork and bake for 45 minutes to an hour until browned and a bit shriveled.
  3. While the eggplants cook, prepare your sauce.
  4. Puree the garlic cloves with lemon juice and salt.
  5. In a small bowl blend together all the ingredients for the sauce, the pureed garlic, the anchovy paste, the capers, olive oil, tomato paste and parsley.
  6. When the eggplants are cooked(if you press on one in the oven with a wooden spoon, it will easily cave in to the pressure of the spoon), remove from oven, let cool for a moment.
  7. Slit down the middle and scoop pulp into a serving dish.
  8. Discard the skins.
  9. Cut the pulp coarsely and blend in the sauce.
  10. Serve warm or cold.
  11. *An alternative serving style would be to have a small eggplant per person. Each person would receive their own eggplant, opens it on their plates and serves themselves the amount of sauce they want.**.

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