Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Eggplant Puree (Patlıcan Ezmesi)




This is an 
updated post. One of my eggplant recipes my mom used to love. Today is the first anniversary of her death.
I made this appetizer again in winter this time and made some addings for better taste.
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'I don't know what happend to me this week. This is the second time I cooked eggplant in a week :D


3 eggplants (Italian)
2 tomatoes
3 garlic gloves (smashed)
1/2 cup olive oil
3-4 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 lemon, salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp red crushed pepper
red crushed pepper is known as 'pul biber' here in Turkey and very popular.
3/4 cup walnuts(crushed)
tomato slices, parsley for garnish

After wash the eggplants dry and split lenghtwise in helves. Roast them about 40 minutes or until the back of the eggplant looks collapsed.(400 degrees) Let them cool. Peel the skin off. Toast them with the juice of a lemon and salt. Set aside.

Meanwhile, combine olive oil, (eggplant lovers know that eggplants are heavy drinkers of  oil :D) garlic, vinegar, spices, walnut (keep some aside for garnish) and some more salt together.

Process eggplants until smooth and add the mixture. Place it in a serving plate.

Garnish with tomato slices, parsley (optional) and sprinkle with the rest of the walnuts.'

35 comments:

  1. Mmm, mmm, mmm! I have all these ingredients, I'll have to make this! I love eggplant!

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  3. This looks de'lish! Now I'll have a new recipe when it's time to pick all of our eggplant! Thank you

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  6. WOW (impressed look). Your eggplant dish looks so yummy.

    Here I bought a sauce pack for Sauce for Spicy Garlic Egg-plant so as to skip all the seasonings! and i will try this friday after work.
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  7. That sounds absolutely delicious. I cannot wait to try this.

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  8. Eggplants are amazing in general. This reminds mi a little bit of "melitzanosalata" - a greek eggplant paste/dip that I love, I'm gonna try your recipe!

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  9. So sorry for your loss :( It is wonderful to honor family with home cooked meals and to honor your mother in tradition. I LOVE eggplant. I feel it is a highly overlooked menu item!

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  10. I love eggplant curry but never tried with walnuts. I will try these next time

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  11. Aw RIP sorry to hear about your loss hun x

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  12. I absolutely love eggplant! They are so versatile and healthy.

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  13. I'm sure that recipe is very special and you'll probably use it a lot more now. Sorry for your loss.

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  14. Homecooked meals are my favourite ones! Have had eggplant once in my life and you might get me to try it a second time if someone made this for me.

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  15. I use eggplant puree in many recipes. It makes soup thicker and more delicious. Your Eggplant Puree looks delicious.

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  16. Wow thank you for this wonderful recipe. Finally i found a new recipe for eggplants. My only recipe I know in cooking eggplant fast is frying them and put scrambled eggs on it and little salt. Eggplant with egg :)

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  17. I am planning to cook for a new recipe and I am so glad you share this recipe with us

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  18. This looks delicious. What a lovely way to honor your mom, by cooking one of her recipes.

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  19. Thanks for sharing this great recipe. My hubby loves eggplant

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  20. This look delicious. I will bookmark this and i will try this on weekend

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  21. Oh boy I have yet to try egg plant...for some reason I cannot bring myself to go there...

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  22. That looks yummy. I really love easy recipes.

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  23. I really like the idea of pureeing this. I'm not a fan of eggplant's texture, but this takes care of that for me!

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  24. I always find eggplant difficult to cook with and it can often end up tasteless I will have to give this a go and see how I get on.

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  25. last month i tried eggplant for the first time and i was surprised by how much i enjoyed it. i would love to try this

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  26. I'm not a really big fan of the eggplant but this looks like a fun and different way of making it. I'll give it a try

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  27. I've been wanting to taste something made by eggplants, just for the experience.

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  28. I recently tried it not too long ago. I haven't had it this way though! Yum.

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  29. I love eggplant. This one looks delicious and I would love to try it.

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  30. This looks delicious. I love eggplant. I'll have to try it.

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  31. Love eggplant! This dish looks delicious :)

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  32. Yum this looks amazing !!! Definitely worth a try

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  33. I can see the love you had, and still have, for your Mother. Great photo of you two.

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