It was delicious.:). Your site is amazing, and we plan on trying a lot of your recipes. Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Oh! Thanks again! Because of that, they got a little dark on the top. Thrilled you enjoyed it. Our new favorite eggplant recipe! It was out of this world. And she’s always ten years ahead of a trend, if her pre-millennial love of millet is any indication. Will make again, Thanks. Everybody loved it! oh my, i wish i could eat strawberries. I think of the tomato-eggplant combo as from the other side of the world! Can’t have too much garlic! The cinnamon, chili, and parsley in it were such a tasty touch. My fiancé who claims to hate eggplant actually went back for seconds this recipe is a keeper ! Takes significantly longer than 20 min to prepare. Turkish side dish recipes. The instructions were of great help. I only had a 12 oz package of lamb so increased the peppers and parsley as well as added some diced tomato. Roasting just takes too much time but it’s an alternative. Slice an opening into each eggplant through one of the peeled strips. I’m just adhering to the trends, people. Do you think I could assemble this tonight and just stick it in the oven tomorrow night? I made 3 additions: 1. added in some zucchini, for more color; 2; added in feta cheese; 3: used about 22 oz. Is is possible to freeze this dish? become a HEALTHY HEDONIST! The frying bit at the beginning always makes me hesitant for the extra cooking time involved, but it’s always worth it. You need to boil a cup of brown lentils until they are soft on the side. Luscious and easy! I think it is good for our brains. Wham it gets on my hams I even rub it in. Dice the fire-roasted peppers and the roasted onion into the mixture too. It was so easy to make, and it was wonderful! I can’t wait to pair this with a crusty loaf of bread to soak up all the juices. Delicious and so easy to adjust for amount you want to make. In the Middle East we make a similar dish and use pomegranate molasses and a little heat from jalepenos (or any hot pepper). But switching up your side dishes can bring a refreshing change to a classic comfort food dish. ), you are totally right! This meal’s name is İmambayıldı to turkey. Thanks Phoebe. xo, Thanks for the recipe. I made this last week. I am from Turkey and this dish is one of my summer favorites. Greetings from Poland , this is amazing!! Served with Tzatziki and my husband also had rice. Recent Posts. Thanks for this wonderful receipt. Used olive oil spray (to make it healthier) and added more than a dash of cinnamon (about 1./4 tsp.). If you have to preview comments before allowing them to be posted, no need to post this! Season to your taste with black pepper, salt and chili peppers and let it simmer until it gets thickened. Otherwise, add 1/4 cup of sauce to the bottom of a 8x8 or comparable. The eggplant is pretty much cooked through after the frying process, so the baking really just makes it all the more silky, soft and reduces the tomato sauce. I’m so glad you liked it Lois! Also, I’m never inspired to reach out to the original poster of the recipe but this was just Devine. It actually encompasses Greek, Italian (mostly southern), and Spanish cultures. The first time we used canned tomatoes, the next we used fresh cherry tomatoes from our garden. The cinnamon is the key secret ingredient to make it actually Taste Turkish, and so absolutely yummy!! Still adding those, but going to try cinnamon instead. The pan-fried eggplant casserole is technically a Turkish dish, but I saw it on plenty of menus throughout Greece. how do i fry the eggplants without using so much oil? xo. I’ll be making this again, many times. Wouldn’t have been an issue, but we had been hoping to fix a quick meal and this wasn’t as quick as it said it would be! The flavors are perfect. I didn't put the pepper strips on top, opting for a little cheese. OMG I am so glad I found this recipe. Hi, Add onion and salt; saute until onions … Remove from the heat and stir in half the parsley. Bertolli puts out a pure olive oil spray so I sprayed the pan and each piece of eggplant. I’m so glad you enjoyed the sauce so much! Add lamb and cook, breaking it up into small pieces, until browned, about 5 minutes. . And I used fresh tomatoes too- six large ones. It's great for making ahead of time, as the flavors only get better. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. I like turkish meal. This eggplant recipe was easy and delicious. Pinned it. this was so delicious!!!! LOVE this dish–I’ve made it several times. Hi Katie, I’m sorry you had dinner on the table later than expected! , Thanks, Dena! so funny that’s where you tried it for the first time!