Moussaka, lighter, healthier, easier – Nina Timm

Nina Timm's Moussaka lighter, healthier, easier

Nina Timm’s Moussaka
lighter, healthier, easier

6 medium egg plants
15 ml dry oreganum
45 ml olive oil

For the filling
30 ml olive oil
500 g lamb mince
2 cloves garlic – finely chopped
1 large onion – finely chopped
2.5 ml dry fine coriander
5 – 10 ml salt
5 ml black pepper
30 ml chopped mint
30 ml chopped basil
250 – 300 ml Greek yogurt
1 lemon
100 g feta cheese – crumbled
fresh mint for serving.

Preheat oven to 180C. Halve the eggplants lengthwise and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle the dry oregano, salt and pepper over the top and roast eggplant in oven until the flesh is soft. Carefully scoop the flesh out, so that the shells remain intact. Heat  the olive oil in a pot and saute the onion and garlic until soft and caramelized. Add the mince and with a fork, break down and brown the meat until there are no more big chunks. Add the flesh from the eggplant and mix well. Add the spices and  keep stirring until the meat is cooked and is slightly browned. Add the fresh herbs and stir through. Add a bit of lemon juice.

Spoon the meat into 6 of the eggplant shells and top with a spoonful of Greek yogurt.  Top with crumbed feta and chopped mint. Place the other 6 eggplant shells on top of the 6 filled halves and serve immediately with a simple green salad.

serves 6

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Nina Timm

Nina Timm

Nina Timm has become a popular household name in South Africa and apart from her passion for cooking,  her heart is with people. In 2012 she received the Blogger of the Year Award from Eat In Magazine and has not looked back since. She understands what her readers want. She and her family live an unpretentious lifestyle with love in abundance and a deep rooted believe in God. With her warm and heartfelt nature she has become a loyal and trusted radio  personality to RSG listeners, where she has a weekly show every Thursday Morning just after 9, featuring her own recipes and those of other South African Food Bloggers.

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July 27th, 2014|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , |

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