North African Aubergine

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Hot and Spicy

By Marlena Spieler

Published 1985

  • About

This most delicious of aubergine dips owes its distinctive spicing not to any one particular region; rather, it tastes as if it had danced through the Mediterranean, picking up flavours promiscuously and balancing them to spicy perfection.

The way the aubergine is cooked - by sautéeing in olive oil then simmering in a sauce to evaporate the liquid slowly and concentrate the flavours - is the technique that, along with the spicing, makes this dish so special. When it comes to the tab