Slow-Baked Moroccan Eggplant with Ras el Hanout, caramelized garlic, shallots and tomatoes. A rustic side dish that can be served with fish or meat, or turned into a hearty vegetarian main. Serve with Basmati Rice or homemade Pita bread, and Tzatziki Sauce. (Allow 2 hours.). With a Video!
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Hi friends, here’s a flavorful Moroccan-inspired eggplant recipe I think you’ll savor. Long thin eggplant roast in the oven low and slow, with a copious amount of olive oil, until their centers are creamy and their edges are caramelized. Infused with Moroccan spices (a spice-blend call Ras El Hanout) that you can buy or make at home, your kitchen will smell amazing.
Slow roasting the eggplant in the oven for a couple of hours will yield meltingly tender eggplant while allowing one time to putter around the house and get other things done- perfect for lazy Sundays.;)
Serve this Moroccan Eggplant as a flavorful side dish to grilled meats or fish -or as a vegetarian main along with basmati rice, tzatziki or hummus and a fresh salad like Tabouli, this Chickpea Salad or even this Israeli Salad!
This recipe is best made with smaller, Japenese-style eggplant that is most easily found at the farmer’s market. I would even dare to say, the smaller the eggplant, the better the results!
Moroccan Eggplant Video
Ingredients for Slow-Bake Moroccan Eggplant:
- Japanese, Chinese or Fairytale Eggplant
- Olive oil
- Ras El Hanout (Moroccan Spice Blend) you can make this
- Garlic cloves
- Lemon zest
- Garnishes: olives, fresh dill, Italian parsley
Seek out long thin eggplants- Japanese, Chinese or Fairytale eggplant – these work the best here!
Today I used this lovely Villa Jerada Ras El Hanout – that we offer at our store, instead of making it myself – and either way works great.
I really love this Moroccan Eggplant paired with the tzatziki sauce– so tasty! Whether it’s in a sandwich or on the side, they are good together!
Make this on a day that you have ample time at home to cook without rushing.
- Tzatziki Sauce
- Grain-Free Moroccan Cauliflower Couscous
- Grilled Moroccan Chicken with Ras El Hanout
- Lemony Lebanese Tabouli (Tabbouleh)
- Lebanese Slaw (Salatet Malfouf)
Hope you enjoy!Print