Butter Roasted Eggplant with Purple & Dark Red Heirloom Tomatoes

March 20, 2021
3 Ratings
Photo by Tablecollective
  • Prep time 25 minutes
  • Cook time 45 minutes
  • Serves 4 people as a main and 6 people as a side dish
Author Notes

This recipe is based upon a favorite of mine from Diana Henry’s Book “From Oven to Table”, I replaced the cherry tomatoes with Tomato Bliss Purple & Dark Red Heirloom Tomatoes and use Clarified Tomato Broth to make the freekeh. —Tablecollective

What You'll Need
  • Roasted Eggplant
  • 16 ounces Tomato Bliss Purple & Dark Red Heirloom Tomatoes
  • 2 pounds Japanese (long thin) eggplants
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 5 cloves of garlic, thickly sliced
  • 16 ounces Tomato Bliss Clarified Tomato Broth
  • 1 cup freekah
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Koch-Kocha Sauce
  • 1/2 green bell pepper
  • 4 cups cilantro leaves
  • 1 red chili, halved and seeded
  • 1 green chili halved and seeded
  • 1 1/2 fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cardamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ajwain (carom) seed, crushed
  1. Roasted Eggplant
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Pierce the eggplants several times and place them in a roasting pan along with the roasted tomatoes.
  4. Melt butter, add the garlic cloves, gently warm, and pour melted butter and garlic over the eggplant.
  5. Season with salt and pepper and bake for 30 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, make the freekeh. Bring Tomato Bliss Clarified Broth and salt to a boil. Add freekeh, reduce heat and cover, cook for 20 minutes. Remove from heat, uncover, and let sit for 5 minutes.
  7. Remove the eggplant and tomato mixture from the oven. Place the mixture on the freekeh and return to the oven for 15 minutes.
  1. Koch-Kocha Sauce
  2. Place all of the ingredients in a blender, or food processor, and blend until smooth.
  3. Serve the eggplant with yogurt, Koch- Kocha sauce, and bread.

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3 Reviews

Polly March 20, 2021
This was delicious and now I'm excited and inspired to seek out Diana Henry’s Book “From Oven to Table” so THANK YOU!
Polly March 20, 2021
This was delicious and now I am inspired to seek out the book From Oven To Table! Thank you!
Polly March 20, 2021
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