Thursday, 19 August 2010

Easy Lunch for One Person (Couscous with Eggplant)

Being alone at midday, I wanted to cook something fast and simple and so this is what I came up with:


1/2 cup of couscous
1 medium sized eggplant
1 onion
1 tomato
dry mint
2 tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil

Bring one cup of water to a boil, take it off the fire and add the couscous. Cover the pot and let the couscous do its magic. Peel the eggplant and cut it into four long pieces. Chop the onion and the tomato.

Heat the olive oil in a pot and fry the eggplant and onion until they are a bit golden on the outside, then add half a cup of water, the tomato, salt, mint and cinnamon, turn to low heat, cover and let the vegetables steam for some time. In the meanwhile check back on your couscous and if it already absorbed all the water add salt and a bit of olive oil or butter. When the eggplant is nicely soft and has absorbed the nice flavors of its companions, your food is ready. You could serve this with a bit of Greek yogurt, some slices of cheese or a little salad if you like.

(This last photo I made using some little light that leaked through the window and made the food look nicely dramatic :P )

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