Baba Ganoush

Happy International Chef Day! Did you know, today Oct 20th is the day to appreciate chefs for creating such yummy, healthy, gorgeous, unique food to brighten our lives!

So are you a chef? To me everyone’s a chef even if all they did was choose which condiments to use for the food  because you are the one to pair them up to create yummy food, and are you aware? There are countless varieties of condiments available to us!

 

Since the day I knew this International Chef day exists, I wanted to make unique food that I never tried cooking on my own. A few days ago I bought a nice and big eggplant from a market and after searching for “unique” food to me, I found there is an eggplant dish called Baba Ganoush from Middle Eastern Cuisine. 

 

Baba Ganoush is eggplant paste made with spices and tahini, and people usually eat them as dips/spreads. I like Middle Eastern food and occasionally eat/cook them, but Baba Ganoush was new face to me.

 

Hmm, I can feel your mouth is starting to feel like Baba Ganosh, so let’s check the recipe and celebrate International Chef Day together! 

 

<Today’s Recipe>

Baba Ganoush

baba ganoush

<Ingredients>

Toppings

  • Some parsley
  • Some toast

 

<Direction>

  1. Preheat an oven to 400Fº.
  2. Insert knife in eggplant several times(but careful not reaching to the other end) and spread olive oil.
  3. Roast eggplant in the oven for about 40 min.
  4. Carefully remove eggplant from the oven and scoop out the flesh.
  5. Transfer the flesh and other ingredients in a food processor and process until they are smooth.
  6. Transfer back  to the eggplant skin and assemble toast, sprinkle parsley. Enjoy!

 

<Cooking Tips>

Choose round, thick skin of American/European eggplant, not long, thin skin of Asian eggplants if you want to make eggplant bowls.  

While taking out flesh, be gentle and careful for the heat! 

baba ganoush

So creamy rich! I think they can go great with stick vegetables, but they were all gone before I noticed. So let me share the yummy bite moment with toast to you.

baba ganoush

 

So chefs, what’s your recommendation to cook and eat? 

I’m still on a culinary journey so let me know!

 

<Other International Food to Enjoy Being a Chef> 

Fusion food of Indian and Japanese cuisine! Curry Bun

curry bun filling

So basically it was fusion food of American and Italian…Pepperoni Pizza

pepperoni pizza

As everyone loves to stuff fillings in vegetables…Stuffed Pepper

vegan stuffed pepper

Enjoy cooking and your own creation of homemade food! 

17 Comments Add yours

  1. Katie Baker says:

    Sounds very yummy and the pictures look delicious! My boyfriend bought me eggplant once and tried cooking it, and it left things to be desired. I’ll have to show him your recipe.

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  2. Laura says:

    Beautiful images and wonderful description of Baba Ganoush, I used to frequent a Mediterranean restaurant that offered a buffet of the most delicious food, I have replicated a few, they are such a taste treat. I feel like am a home chef, always trying things and changing up recipes to suit my taste, I have so much fun creating in the kitchen. I love that you promote cooking at home, I do as well.

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Hi Laura! Wow Mediterranean buffet is new to me👀💕 I’d go there so frequent if it’s in my neighbor😂

      Yes we’re all home chef because eating and living has a huge connection physically and emotionally. Let’s keep going, we’re cooking lovers🤝💕✨

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  3. Sowmya says:

    Looks delicious. I like anything made with eggplant. Great effort.

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you Sowmya!

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  4. Happy Chef 👨‍🍳 day 🥳

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you dear🎉 The same goes to you, happy Int’l Chefs Day💕✨

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you Sarah!😍

      Like

    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you😆

      Like

  5. Livia says:

    Oh, that’s a great idea, to serve the Baba Ganoush inside the eggplant peel! 🤩👍
    I’ll probably be making eggplant caviar tomorrow since I don’t have the tahini available here. 😢
    But I’ll see if I can find a recipe to make my own and try your recipe! Thanks for sharing it! 🙏😊

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you Livia! Wow eggplant caviar also sounds so amazing, enjoy it my friend😆🙌💕✨

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  6. I did not like eggplant as a kid but love it now and Baba Ganoush is one of the few Middle Eastern foods I know.

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Hi Geoff, haha that happens a lot to me, I also have so many food I didn’t like when I was a kid, but now they turned out to be my fav😂

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