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White plate with eggplant slices garnished with chopped herbs, wooden table

Spicy Honey Grilled Eggplants

  • Author: Paula Montenegro
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dishes
  • Method: Skillet - Grilling
  • Cuisine: International

Description

Different from traditional recipes, these are sweet and spicy rounds of eggplants, sweet from the honey and with a kick from the spices. Very unique and delicious!


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds (700g) eggplant
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic (crushed)
  • 3 Tbs honey
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 3 Tbs fresh parsley (chopped)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 Tbs red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup natural yogurt (seasoned with salt and pepper, optional  )

Instructions

  1. Slice eggplants in medium thick rounds.
  2. Crush or grind coriander and cumin seeds. I do it with a mortar and pestle.
  3. Mix oil, garlic, honey, coriander and cumin, paprika and cayenne pepper in a small saucepan.
  4. Cook for 2 minutes over medium heat. Reserve.
  5. Put eggplant slices in a tray; brush both sides with honey spice mixture. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Heat grill or skillet and cook eggplant rounds until golden, about 2 minutes per side. When you turn them brush with any remaining honey mixture and continue cooking.
  7. Transfer to a serving platter and add the vinegar evenly over rounds.
  8. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve at room tº with natural yogurt on the side.

Notes

Serve it with yogurt for a refreshing alternative.

Keywords: honey eggplant, spicy honey eggplant