Palestinian Upside-Down Rice, Lamb & Aubergine

Whole Rice with aubergine (maklubeh bajinjan) turned out on a serving plate

Palestinian Upside-Down Rice, Lamb & Aubergine (Maklubeh Bajinjan) is an impressive dish to serve – a turned-out-from-the-dish dome of rice and lamb wrapped in slices of silky aubergine – and a delight of really simple flavours that adds up to far more than the sum of its ingredients. The recipe is from Ghillie Başan’s The ... Read more »

Japanese Aubergine and Beef cooked in Miso

Japanese Aubergine and Beef cooked in Miso

Aubergine and beef are both popular ingredients in Japanese cooking, as is the delicious savoury condiment and cooking ingredient, miso. In this recipe from Harumi’s Japanese Kitchen aubergine and beef are simmered in a sauce flavoured with miso paste and chilli bean paste Learn all about miso, including how it’s made and used, in our in-depth ... Read more »

Aubergine-Wrapped Chicken

Aubergine-Wrapped Chicken

This aubergine-wrapped chicken hails from Turkey, featuring two ingredients beloved of Turkish cooks – yoghurt and aubergine. Chicken marinaded in a punchy combination of yoghurt, garlic, lemon, turmeric and Aleppo pepper is wrapped in silky sleeves of aubergine and cheese, covered with tomato passata and baked. Sounds great, doesn’t it? Have you already read our ... Read more »

Gastrogeek’s Amazing Roasted Aubergine Macaroni Cheese

In this recipe from Rejina Sabur-Cross’ book, Gastrogeek, macaroni cheese is given a facelift with the unexpectedly delicious addition of smoky roasted aubergine, smoked cheddar and smoked paprika. To say we liked the recipe is an understatement! Not only did the textures and flavours of the dish come together to create a whole that was ... Read more »