“Πενία τέχνας κατεργάζεται” is a very old Greek saying, meaning that poverty develops and contributes to the research of the arts.
It is not poverty, as lack of monetary means, that contributed to the creation of this recipe. It is poverty as lack of specific ingredients in the city that I live, more specifically the lack of tahini. Tahini is a sesame based paste, that is commonly used in aubergine salad. It is quite complicated to find Tahini in Bangkok. So I have decided to replace it with peanut butter. The result is very tasty. If you wish to try this dish please follow the instructions below.
- 5 medium aubergines
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 2 tbsp of unsalted peanut butter
- 1 small red onion
- 1 tbsp of white sesame seeds
- olive oil
- sweet paprika
- Cut the aubergines in big pieces.
- Roast the aubergines in the oven covered under an aluminium foil for one hour
- Once the aubergines are cooked put them in a food processor and mix with the onion, garlic, peanut butter, olive oil and salt. Serve with chopped parsley and paprika.