Pampered Daddy aka Baba Ganoush! Ready to try something new?!
This recipe yields approximately 1 cup

Ingredients

1 lb eggplant
2 garlic cloves
2 Tbsp fresh parsley
Juice & zest of one lemon
2 Tbsp tahini (sesame seed butter)
2-4 Tbsp olive oil
Salt & Pepper

Directions

1. Cut eggplants in quarter and place skin-side down on smoker racks
2. Smoke for 2 hours at 200°F with hickory bisquettes
3. Allow eggplant to cool, then remove flesh from skin with a fork and place in a strainer to remove any excess liquid
4. Process garlic cloves in a food processor (if you don’t have a food processor you can mince the garlic and combine remaining ingredients with a fork)
5. Add eggplant flesh, lemon juice & zest and tahini and pulse food processor to obtain a coarse paste
6. Slowly add olive oil until desired consistency
7. Add parsley and pulse a couple of time to lightly chop and combine
8. Season to taste with salt & pepper
9. Serve with crackers, toasted bread or pita chips

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