Saturday, 7 August 2010

Baked Aubergines with Yoghurt and Cucumber [#250]

We had such a feast of vegetables tonight: boiled globe artichokes with little ramekins of melted butter and lemon juice; these wonderful aubergines from Nigel Slater's book 'Tender'; chargrilled courgettes; sauteed spinach with garlic; jammily roasted tomatoes - all served on a big platter with crisp bread and a dish of tapenade. We spent ages picking at this wonderful mezze of veg - sometimes, you really don't need meat at all. Our regular deliveries from Riverford Organics are turning us into almost vegetarians, which is a good thing indeed. Do try this aubergine recipe, though - you don't need 'finger' aubergines as Nigel specifies - I used an ordinary one, halved and the flesh scored, drizzled with olive oil, and baked until the flesh was soft and scoopable with a spoon. Heaven. Followed up with a big dish of cherries and some white-fleshed peaches, we have exceeded our 5-a-day quota in one sitting. picture courtesy of The Daily Telegraph and Nigel Slater

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