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Greek Aubergine Salad. Melizanosalata. ©

July 26, 2017

What’s Cooking In Jane’s Kitchen Today!!!!!

What's Cooking In Jane's Kitchen

This is a recipe I am most passionate about and it has taken me several tries to get it absolutely as I remember it.
In my youth I knew a dear Lady who made it beautifully and as a child I used to watch her with fascination as she meticulously prepared it, using the traditional Greek wooden pestle and mortar, called a ‘Goudi.’
When one day, much later on I tried to make it, I consulted one or two people , who said,” Oh it is nothing, it is easy!” Always be extra careful when people say that !
Just the smell of the baking aubergines, as they smolder on the coals….. The taste must be smoky, the consistency smooth and full, standing up when pushed with a spoon, like mayonnaise and the flavour of the cold press olive oil, just coming through. The lemon and vinegar must just balance…

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