Veal With Eggplant (Aubergine) and Olives

“This stew is Greek cooking at its finest. Tender veal and eggplant cooked in a flavourful tomato sauce, flavoured with a variety of spices, some of which I have never encountered in Greek cuisine. Enjoy!”
2hrs 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut the eggplant into 1" pieces, sprinkle with salt, and let stand for 30 minutes.
  2. Rinse the eggplant under cold water, drain, and pat dry with a paper towel.
  3. Heat the oil in a large pan and add the eggplant.
  4. Cook until lightly browned, then remove the eggplant from the pan.
  5. Heat the extra oil in the same pan.
  6. Add the veal, onions and garlic and cook until browned all over. You may have to do this in two batches, depending on the size of your pan.
  7. Add the spices, garlic and bay leaves and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  8. Add the undrained diced tomatoes, tomato paste, water and wine.
  9. Stir until combined and simmer, covered, over low heat for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  10. Add the eggplant and simmer, covered, 20 minutes or until the eggplant and veal are tender.
  11. Add the lemon juice, olives, parsley and sugar with the salt and pepper to taste.
  12. Simmer until heated through.

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