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!
- ½ large eggplant
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon tahini
- ½ large lime for juice
- Some salt and pepper
- Some cumin powder
- Some garlic powder
- Some parsley
- Some toast
- Preheat an oven to 400Fº.
- Insert knife in eggplant several times(but careful not reaching to the other end) and spread olive oil.
- Roast eggplant in the oven for about 40 min.
- Carefully remove eggplant from the oven and scoop out the flesh.
- Transfer the flesh and other ingredients in a food processor and process until they are smooth.
- Transfer back to the eggplant skin and assemble toast, sprinkle parsley. Enjoy!
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!
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.
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
So basically it was fusion food of American and Italian…Pepperoni Pizza
As everyone loves to stuff fillings in vegetables…Stuffed Pepper
Enjoy cooking and your own creation of homemade food!