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Lush Nepalese Lamb Ribs with Smoky Eggplant Cloud Recipe

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

Lush Nepalese Lamb Ribs with Smoky Eggplant Cloud - Zest Byron Bay1.5kg Lamb Rib racks
110g Zest Nepalese Spice Paste
2 tsp oil

Eggplant Cloud
2 medium eggplants
2 cloves garlic
2 tbs Zest Nepalese Spice Paste
1 tbs sesame seeds toasted
2 tbs natural yoghurt

Method

Blend Zest spice paste and oil, then marinate lamb in a baking tray for a couple of hours in fridge.

Roast at 165°C, uncovered, until the meat is very tender, about 45 minutes to 1 hour. (The lamb can be finished on a BBQ if you want more colour.)

During this roasting phase, char the eggplants on all sides over a gas burner, turning for about 15 minutes.

Then transfer the eggplant, whole garlic and spice paste to a baking tray and put in the oven for 30 minutes until soft. Take out and cool.

Peel garlic and remove blackened skin from eggplant. Blend with sesame and yoghurt until smooth. Season if necessary.

Serve with lamb and Greek-style salad.

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Created by: Zest Byron Bay

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Soft Tacos with Spiced Eggplant and Simple Sides Recipe

Soft Tacos with Spiced Eggplant & Simple Sides - Zest Byron BayServes 4

Ingredients

3 Lebanese eggplant
175g Zest Butter Chicken
1 tsp Oil
8 Corn Tortilla (we love dona cholita brand)
Shredded Lettuce
2 Corn on Cob
2 Shallot Sliced
3 tbs Sour Cream
1 tsp Chopped Chives
2 Avocado
1 Lime juiced
1 tbs Chopped Coriander

Method

Heat oven to 200°C.

Soft Tacos with Spiced Eggplant & Simple Sides - Zest Byron BayCut eggplant into wedges and toss with Zest Butter Chicken and oil. Marinate for 30mins.

Roast eggplant until soft and set aside.

Chargrill corn until black spots appear. Slice off kernels. Mix with shallot and a splash of lime juice.

Mix sour cream with shallots.

Fork avocado, coriander, lime juice and pinch of salt until combined but not too smooth.

Chargrill tortillas until marked and keep warm in a dry tea towel.

Serve tortillas with accompaniments and let everyone create their own combos.

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Created by: Zest Byron Bay

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Nepalese Eggplant Dip Recipe

Nepalese Eggplant Dip - Zest Byron BayServes: 6-8
Cook Time: 30-45 mins
Prep Time: 10 mins

Ingredients

2 medium eggplants
4 cloves garlic
1 tbspn sesame seeds toasted
2 tbspn Zest Nepalese Spice Paste

Method

Preheat oven to 200°C.

On an open flame char the eggplants on all sides, turning for about 15mins.

Put eggplant and garlic on a prepared roasting tray and bake for about 15mins or until the vegetables are very soft. Take out and cool.

Peel the garlic and remove the skin from the eggplant. In a food processor blend until smooth. Taste and season if necessary.

Serve with soft bread.

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Eggplant Imam Bayildi Recipe

Nepalese Eggplant Imam Bayildi - Zest Byron BayServes: 4-6
Prep Time: 15-20 minutes
Cook Time: 2½ hours

Ingredients

3 small eggplants
2 brown onions
½ bulb garlic
300-400ml olive oil
3 tbs Zest Nepalese Spice Paste
60ml pomegranate molasses
1½ tbs tomato paste
1½ tbs salt
1 tsp brown sugar
handful parsley
handful mint
handful coriander
handful basil

Method

Pre heat oven to 120°C.

Cut eggplants in half lengthways and with a small knife, carefully remove most of the flesh leaving an eggplant boat waiting to be filled. Set aside the flesh. Rub inside with salt and leave to drain while you prepare the filling.

In a heavy based pot, sweat the onions in a little oil until sweet. Add eggplant flesh, garlic and cook out. Add tomato paste, Zest Nepalese Spice Paste, sugar & molasses, set aside to cool.

Chop fresh herbs and mix in about half.

Rinse softened eggplant boats, pat dry and stuff generously with filling.

Squeeze together in an oven proof dish, cover base with oil and cover dish with lid or foil and bake for approximately 2 hours or until the eggplant is soft.

Sprinkle with remaining herbs and serve with lemon.

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