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08-02-2010, 11:09 AM #1
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- Jan 2010
Makloubeh cooked aubergine with rice3 large aubergines
400g minced lamb
2 onions (1 chopped, 1 sliced in circles)
2 tbs pine nuts
1 tsp mixed spices
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tbs oil
1 red pepper sliced
1 1/2s cup rice
3 cups chicken stock
Salt & pepper
Fry the pine nuts till golden brown and remove.
Fry the chopped onions unitl sodt and add meat, salt & 1/2 tsp mixed spices. Fry till meat browned. Seperately, deep fry the aubergines and remove.
Now deep fry the sliced pepper and sliced onions for 1 min then remove. Alternateively, brush the vegetables with oil and grill. To assemble: Put 2 tbs of rice in the pot and put the meat mixture on top.
Then layer the vegetables on top ( try to arrange some aubergine slices around the sides). Add the remainder of the rice on top.
Add the spices, chicken stock, salt & pepper. Cover and simmer for 40 mins. To serve: place the pot UPSIDE-DOWN (translates to 'makloubeh') on a large dish.
Carefully lift the pot trying to retain the shape of the contents. Decorate with the pine nuts. Serve with youghurt and green salad.