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05-24-2009, 02:44 PM
I saw someone post about making this and wondered if they do anything different in the raw method? when I make it roasted I use everything but the skins. TIA!
05-25-2009, 01:37 AM
I would recommend adding smoked salt to taste to give it that wood smoked/ roasted flavor.
From: Pretty Smart Raw Food ideas
EGGPLANT: Raw Babaganoush
August 30, 2007 · No Comments
Not even sure I like babaganoush (have I ever tried it? Doesn’t sound like anything I have ever eaten.) For that matter, I can count the times I have eaten any type of eggplant on the fingers of one hand (I guess it is not a Southern food)
I found this recipe in The Raw Food Gourmet by Gabrielle Chavez
4 C eggplant, chopped fine
4 cloves garlic
1 C raw sesame tahini
1/3 C olive oil
1 lemon, juiced
½ C parsley, chopped fine
salt to taste
½ t pepper
• Freeze the eggplant for 24 hours to soften.
• Thaw eggplant for 2 hours.
• Process eggplant in a food processor for 30 seconds.
• Add remaining ingredients and process until creamy.
• Use as a dip or spread.
I’ll try this.
- NB: This is not my website nor my recipe, but the recipe from the url above.
Very important: Traditionally eggplants are very bitter in their natural state, roasting normally gets rid of bitter taste, but since this is raw, then I suggest that you first slice the eggplants in half and salt the flesh (not the skin )with normal sea salt and leave them till the flesh blooms with moisture droplets. Once the fleshy parts of the eggplants are moist, rinse the salt off quickly, or wipe it off with a paper towel. My preferred method is rinsing. Then proceed as per the recipe above, freezing it and so on.
05-25-2009, 07:20 AM
Sounds like something RAWonderful to try.....Thanks for Sharing.
05-25-2009, 02:10 PM
I have been looking for a raw baba ghanoush. Thanks for posting!
If anyone tries it, let us know how it comes out!
10-06-2010, 05:33 PM
I'm munching on this now. I didn't salt it before freezing. It was a little bitter.
I didn't peel it either. Would that be the normal thing to do? It was tasty despite the slight bitterness.
10-06-2010, 07:04 PM
i have done eggplant dishes from G cousens books
soak the sliced eggplant in salt water for 24 hours to soften............then the Dehydrator.....yummy
10-06-2010, 08:18 PM
Yes you should peel the eggplant for best results. Peel then salt it, when flesh blooms with moisture, wipe with a paper towel or rinse briefly under water, then follow all the instructions in the recipe.
10-07-2010, 09:14 AM
Thank you thank you for posting this..it is one of my favorite SAD things and I have been afraid of trying it..now I know how to do it....yum.
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