March 02, 2009

Pasta with Broiled Eggplant, Coriander and Garlic

I was craving for eggplant taste last few days, so I finally satisfied my tummy. I think this veggie enjoys garlic, coriander and olive oil's company the most. I figured I'd use these as sauce to my pasta - soon I had to start preparing because the smoky taste I was aiming for just made me impatient to wait till I could serve my meal. Picture above features my composition of garlic, coriander and eggplants - when I've already completed the first step with them; broiling on my oven flame for 5 - 10 minutes that is. I took them aside when they were soft enough. A smoky smell came out that I didn't mind inhaling a bit as I was moving onto the next step with my ingredients.

I washed & chopped some coriander leaves and got my spices ready before I'd begin peeling whole broiled eggplants' skins - a wise decision. :) As the flesh got exposed, I could begin to slightly mash up eggplant, coriander bits, chopped up garlic and also spices I'd use : Thyme, nutmeg, salt. Adding a table spoonful of olive oil upon finishing the sauce making. Simultaneously, I boiled some water and threw in some bow shaped pasta into the pan. Pasta took about 8 minutes to cook. By the way I didn't need to drain any water afterwards, cause I just add enough water to boil pasta and calculating the bit that'll evaporate!

Sprinkle some cayenne pepper just for decoration purpose and that's all! I didn't have to show a lot of effort for this healthy and yummy meal. What else would go well with it... Hmm, maybe some Turkish yogurt.


  1. Mmmm, eggplant! This looks good, and it's healthy. All around winner.

  2. Thank you. Try it out if you like :) It gets a little messy with the eggplant skin peeling part, though it's well worth it!

  3. i know this was delicious!
    i'm very excited that you invited me :)


You could feedmeback! I still appreciate it even if it's too spicy. Spice is good.

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