Smoky aubergine tagine with lemon & apricots

Smoky aubergine tagine with lemon & apricots

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  • Easy
  • Serves 4

A fragrant tagine is perfect for summer entertaining, lighter than stew but just as satisfying with meaty aubergines and aromatic spices

  • Freezable
  • Gluten-free
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
low inkcal270
low infat11g
saturates2g
carbs29g
sugars26g
fibre12g
protein8g
salt0.3g
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Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 1

    Brown the aubergines in 2 tbsp of the oil so they’re golden on all sides, but not soft in the middle yet – this is best done in batches in a large, non-stick frying pan.

  • STEP 2

    Heat a heavy-based shallow lidded pan or flameproof tagine with the remaining oil, then add the onions, ginger and spices, and fry gently until softened and golden.

  • STEP 3

    Meanwhile, add the saffron to the stock to soak. Stir the preserved lemon rind and pulp, apricots, tomatoes, honey and lemon juice into the onions with the saffron stock. Snugly fit the aubergines in, cover with a lid and simmer for 30 mins until the aubergines are tender. Season to taste.

  • STEP 4

    Mix together the lemon zest, sesame seeds and chopped herbs, and sprinkle over the tagine. Serve with Greek yogurt and wholemeal bulghar wheat, if you like.

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