Saturday, January 21, 2012

Recipe: Thai Roasted Aubergines

So, first recipe of the new year! Marvellous! This is a recipe i have entered into a competition run by Knorr and Blue Dragon. They have worked together to create a new range of curry pastes, made for the catering environment (it is a competition only for chefs). Theres Thai green, Thai red, char siu and there was another one as well but I can't remember? So i asked for a sample of the red curry paste and made this rather delicious asian side dish! I would point out that i've labelled it as vegetarian, but their curry paste does contain fish sauce, so it's not strictly veggie. This is really tasty, a little bit spicy, and great with noodle dishes, a thai curry, or roasted meats.

Thai Roasted Aubergines (serves 4 as a side dish) 68p per portion

40ml olive oil
1 red onion, diced
2 aubergines, diced
½ tsp salt
70g Knorr Blue Dragon Thai Red Curry Paste
1 tsp sugar or honey
Fresh Coriander for garnish

1. Preheat the oven to 200C. In a large saucepan fry the onions, aubergines and salt in the olive oil for 10 minutes, covered, stirring occasionally.
2. Mix in the curry paste and sugar, season to taste, and spread out onto a non-stick roasting tray. Roast in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove, transfer to a serving dish, and garnish with plenty of fresh coriander. Serve!

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