Aubergine Pirogue

The meaty aubergine or eggplant with earthy taste is brilliant as ingredient in stew, curry, salad, stuffed, roasted, grilled or deep fried.

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The following aubergine recipe is a simple vegetarian dish full of flavour and delicious plus pretty easy to prepare it.

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Ingredients

  • 4-5 large aubergines, sliced lengthwise

  • 1 medium red bell pepper, finely chopped

  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper, finely chopped

  • 1 ½ cups cooked rice

  • 100 g Parmesan cheese, grated

  • small bunch of parsley, finely chopped

  • small bunch of spring onion, finely chopped

  • ½ tsp dried mint

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • Vegetable oil

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How to make it??

Slice and place aubergines in a colander. Then sprinkle salt over it and allow it to drain for 1 hour. Salt draws out excess moisture and the bitterness. After an hour rinse the eggplant under cold water to remove the excess salt and pat it dry.

Preheat the oven to 180C.

In a large skillet, heat the oil and add the eggplant slices. Allow to fry until golden and set aside.

In a large bowl with cooked rice, add chopped bell peppers, herbs, cheese, and spices. Mix until combine well.

In a tart mould set eggplant slices (overlap them a little, as you see in the photos).

Then cover base of the tart mould with eggplant slices too. Now spread rice mixture in the mould. With a spoon press down the rice. Place 3-4 eggplant slices on the top centre of the rice and fold up aubergine slices as you see in the photos.

Put the mould in the oven and allow to bake for about 30 minutes. Then remove from the oven, let it to cool for 5 minutes and then turn the tin up side down.

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Cut the eggplant pirogue into the pieces and serve it with tortilla bread and garlic-yogurt mixture.

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بادمجان ورقه‌ای شکم پر

بادمجان خیلی خوش خوراکه و میشه غذاها و سالادهای خوشمزه و متنوعی رو با اون درست کرد. برای امروز من بادمجان ورقه‌ای شکم پر درست کردم که هم خوش عِطر و مزه هست و هم تهیه اش فوق‌العاده آسون.

در این خوراک از گوشت استفاده نشده و میتونه خوراک مناسبی برای گیاهخوران باشه ولی دستور تهیه ی این خوراک خیلی انعطاف پذیره و می تونید به راحتی گوشت هم اضافه کنید.

مواد مورد نیاز

چهار – یا پنج عدد بادمجان درشت

یک عدد فلفل دلمه قرمزریز خرد شده

یک عدد فلفل دلمه زرد ریز خرد شده

یک پیمانه ونیم برنج پخته

صد گرم پنیر پارمزان یا چدار رنده شده

یک دسته کوچک جعفری خرد شده

دو سه شاخ پیازچه ریز خرد شده

نصف ق چ نعنا خشک

نمک و فلفل به میزان نیاز

روغن زیتون یا هر روغن گیاهی دیگر

چگونه تهیه کنیم؟؟

بادمجان را به صورت ورقه های نازک و طولی برش دهید. برای از بین بردن تلخی بادمجان و اینکه زمان سرخ کردن روغن زیادی بخود نگیرد کمی نمک روی بادمجان ها ریخته و برای 1 ساعت بگذارید بمانند تا آب اضافی آن خارج شود. سپس بادمجانها را زیر آب شیر گرفته تا نمک آن شسته شود و سپس با دستمال بادمچان ها را خشک کنید.

داخل تابه مقداری روغن ریخته و پشت و روی بادمجان ها را سرخ کنید.

فر را روی حرارت 180 درجه سانتیگراد گرم کنید.

داخل یک‌کاسه ی بزرگ برنچ پخته را با پنیر رنده شده – فلفل هاو سبزیجات خرد شده و همینطور ادویه ها مخلوط کنید تا یک‌دست شود.

داخل یک قالب تارت یا هر قالب گرد ورقه های سرخ شده بادمجان را طوری بچینید تا هر ورقه کمی روی ورقه ی قبلی قرار گرفته باشد. وقتی دور قالب را بادمجان چیدید حالا وسط قالب هم چند ورقه بادمجان بگذارید.

مخلوط برنج را وسط قالب ریخته و با قاشق به سمت پایین فشار دهید تا خوب فشرده شود. حالا روی وسط برنج را با چند ورقه بادمجان پوشانده و بادمجان های روی دیواره ی قالب را روی برنج برگردانید : مطابق تصاویر.

قالب را داخل فر گذاشته تا برای 20 تا 30 دقیقه برشته و پخته شود.

قالب را از فر خارج کرده و بعد از 5 دقیقه که کمی خنک شد قالب را پشت ورو کرده تا بادمجان قالبی از ظرف خارج شده و برش دهید. می‌توانید با ماست و سیر و نان این خوراک خوش طعم و قشنگ را میل کنید.


Aubergine piroque

Ingredients

  • 4-5 large aubergines, sliced lengthwise

  • 1 medium red bell pepper, finely chopped

  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper, finely chopped

  • 1 ½ cups cooked rice

  • 100 g Parmesan cheese, grated

  • small bunch of parsley, finely chopped

  • small bunch of spring onion, finely chopped

  • ½ tsp dried mint

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • Vegetable oil

How to make it??

Slice and place aubergines in a colander. Then sprinkle salt over it and allow it to drain for 1 hour. Salt draws out excess moisture and the bitterness. After an hour rinse the eggplant under cold water to remove the excess salt and pat it dry.

Preheat the oven to 180C.

In a large skillet, heat the oil and add the eggplant slices. Allow to fry until golden and set aside.

In a large bowl with cooked rice, add chopped bell peppers, herbs, cheese, and spices. Mix until combine well.

In a tart mould set eggplant slices (overlap them a little, as you see in the photos). Then cover base of the tart mould with eggplant slices too. Now spread rice mixture in the mould. With a spoon press down the rice. Place 3-4 eggplant slices on the top centre of the rice and fold up aubergine slices as you see in the photos.

Put the mould in the oven and allow to bake for about 30 minutes. Then remove from the oven, let it to cool for 5 minutes and then turn the tin up side down.  Cut the eggplant pirogue into the pieces and serve it with tortilla bread and garlic-yogurt mixture.

Pesto Pasta Recipe

Basil pesto Pasta is my darling. It is a quick dish, super tasty and comforting meal. Just in less than half an hour, you can prepare this delicious dish and Enjoyyyyyyy it because it is just piece of paradise in your plate.

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About Basil pesto, yes I know we can get it from local supermarket but sometimes it is really fun and pleasant just you make it at home from scratch.

In most of pesto recipes , Parmesan cheese is used but I had Mozarella cheese in the fridge and I used it. I should say, it was very good.

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Ingredients for basil pesto

  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves

  • 3 cloves of garlic

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • ½ cup nuts such as : almond. Cashew, pine nuts, walnuts

  • ¼ cup Mozarella cheese

  • Salt – pepper to taste

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Ingredients for pasta

  • 3 cups pasta penne

  • Few cherry tomatoes

  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to make it

To make the basil pesto, combine basil leaves, almonds, cloves of garlic, some olive oil, Mozzarella cheese and , season with salt and pepper in a bowl. With a food processor blend it until you have a smooth paste, and add remaining of olive oil. Mix well and set aside.

Simply cook Penne pasta in salted water until cooked well and is soft.

Heat some water in a pot, add some salt, and make sure salt is enough. Bring it to a boil. Add Penne pasta and boil it until soft ( about 15 minutes). Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan and fry cherry tomatoes for 2-3 minutes, until slightly soft.

Add pesto sauce and fried tomatoes to the pasta and gently mix together. Garnish with cheese and drop some olive oil. If there is leftover sauce, store it in an airtight jar in the fridge for a week.

 

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Pesto pasta recipe

Ingredients for basil pesto

  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves

  • 3 cloves of garlic

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • ½ cup nuts such as : almond. Cashew, pine nuts, walnuts

  • ¼ cup Mozarella cheese

  • Salt – pepper to taste

Ingredients for pasta

  • 3 cups pasta penne

  • Few cherry tomatoes

  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to make it

To make the basil pesto, combine basil leaves, almonds, cloves of garlic, some olive oil, Mozzarella cheese and , season with salt and pepper in a bowl. With a food processor blend it until you have a smooth paste, and add remaining of olive oil. Mix well and set aside.

Simply cook Penne pasta in salted water until cooked well and is soft. Heat some water in a pot, add some salt, and make sure salt is enough. Bring it to a boil. Add Penne pasta and boil it until soft ( about 15 minutes). Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan and fry cherry tomatoes for 2-3 minutes, until slightly soft. Add pesto sauce and fried tomatoes to the pasta and gently mix together. Garnish with cheese and drop some olive oil. If there is leftover sauce, store it in an airtight jar in the fridge for a week.

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Arugula Salad سالاد راکت

This salad is seriously tasty, refreshing, with nice mild sweet taste and what else . It would be a good choice for Yalda night ( longest night of the year)

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Ingredients

  • 100g rocket leaves
  • 3 walnuts, unshelled and chopped
  • 5 Persian dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1 large pomegranate, deseeded
  • Slices of Parmesan cheese or Feta cheese
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

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Method

Wash rocket leaves. Place the leaves in a colander to drain. Chop walnuts. Shave Parmesan cheese into thin slices or if you prefer Feta cheese cut it into small cubes.

Combine Olive oil and balsamic vinegar together. Place all ingredients in a bowl and toss them well. Add your dressing. Salad is ready, enjoy it 💖

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