CHARRED EGGPLANT WITH SPICY TOMATO SAUCE

INGREDIENTS & EQUIPMENT

1 small globe eggplant

2 tbsp olive oil

1 green chili, minced

4 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped

½ lb tomatoes, coarsely chopped

salt

tahini

1 jalapeno, sliced

tongs

chopping board

measuring cups and spoons

sharp knife

medium skillet

ovenproof baking dish, I use my pyrex

METHOD

COOK the eggplant on all sides over a high open flame until the skin is charred and the flesh is cooked but still firm (use tongs or place eggplant on a metal skewer)

PEEL the skin from the eggplant once it's cool to the touch

SLICE eggplant into a fan, leaving the stem intact

PREHEAT the broiler

HEAT the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat

ADD the sliced chili and saute until golden around the edges

ADD the garlic and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute

ADD the tomatoes, season with salt, and let stand for 1 minute without stirring, then cook until a thick sauce forms

POUR the tomato mixture into an ovenproof baking dish

LAY the eggplant onto the tomato mixture and scoop up some of the tomato mixture atop the eggplant

BROIL until eggplant is scorched, 10 to 15 minutes

GARNISH with tahini and sliced jalapenos and serve immediately

NOTES

GARNISH can be either jalapenos or green chilis, or just omit both if you can't handle the heat

CHARRED EGGPLANT WITH SPICY TOMATO SAUCE

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