Baba Ghanoush

Jay I read your request for Baba Ghanoush and this is a recipe that I have made trying to duplicate one for the Baba Ghanoush that I used to buy at Katz or Shalom’s out in Rockville Maryland. I hope it is what you were looking for.

BABA GHANOUSH:

2 medium eggplants about 1 to 1 1/4 pounds each

1 glove garlic minced finely

3 tbsp Tahini ( a sesame paste)

juice of 1 lemon

1/8 teaspoon of kosher salt

1/8 tsp fresh ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 425 * .Place the eggplant directly over the flame, turning once in awhile until the skin is slightly charred. 8 to 12 minutes.Transfer the eggplant to a baking sheet and continue to bake for about 30 to 35 minutes or until the eggplants have shriveled and are very soft to the touch. Remove from the oven and let sit till cool enough to handle.

Slit each eggplant open and scoop out the insides. Place in a large bowl. Don’t worry if a little skin gets in the mixture. Discard the skin.

Mash the eggplant with a fork, or put in a food processor.Add the rest of the ingredients. Adjust the flavorings as desired. Chill till serving.Serve with pita bread. Serve at room temperature.

Jay I hope this is what you were looking for. Let me know if I can help with any thing else.

Hope to see ya’ll soon.