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HAVE YOU EVER TRIED EGGPLANT CARPACCIO?





You may have tried this interesting twist on carpaccio at a restaurant. Now make this amazing eggplant appetizer easily at home.

By BetweenCarpools.com

Usually carpaccio is made using raw meat or fish that’s beenthinly sliced or pounded thin, then served as an appetizer. Israelis, though, always have ways of changing things up. We first saw the concept for this dish done by Chef Meir Adoni, and I believe his version uses eggplant that has been very thinly sliced. This method, though, is adapted and is more practical for the home cook.

Serve this as an appetizer at a BBQ, as a salad for a Shabbat meal, or a fun starter for any meal.

Before we get to the recipe, you’ll need a couple of roasted eggplants. What’s the best way to roast your eggplant? See sidebar for the technique.


Once you have your eggplants set, we’re ready to begin to make Eggplant Carpaccio...

Eggplant Carpaccio

Eggplant:

2 roasted eggplants

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 tablespoon lemon juice

Salt and pepper

Toppings:

Pomegranate seeds

Silan

Techina

Olive oil

Coarse salt (sea or maldon salt)

Chopped parsley

For Serving:Pita chips

  1. Scoop out the roasted eggplant flesh and mix it with a fork to mash slightly. Add garlic and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Spread the mixture on a dinner plate, covering it in an even layer. Sprinkle with pomegranate seeds. Drizzle generously with silan, techina, and a bit of olive oil. Season with coarse salt and some chopped parsley. Serve with pita chips!

A Quick Rundown of the Roasted Eggplant Technique:

Preheat oven to broil on high. Place an oven rack at the highest level. Grease a heavy baking sheet with oil. Slice 2 eggplants in half. Place flesh side down on the baking sheet. Brush skin with oil and sprinkle with salt. Place baking sheet on the top rack. Broil for 20-25 minutes.

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