Baked Spanish Style Lamb Stuffed Aubergines Simple Suppers

I really fancied Aubergine and Hubby and youngest aren’t too keen – however, I have a cunning plan…. if I veil the Aubergine with the flavours of Moorish Spain, cumin, Cinnamon, nutmeg, smoked paprika and lamb – it may just fool them 😉


I found this Rick Stein Recipe Lamb Stuffed Aubergine with Manchego Cheese – Drool  😜


I start my halving the Aubergine lengthways, then cross cross the flesh with a knife and drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper, and pop them into a hot (200) oven for 30 minutes


till tender, but still holding their shape.


Then in a pan, fry a diced onion


a big knob of ginger and a couple of fat garlic cloves


gently fry this off, then add a pack of lamb mince and the beautiful spices, a teaspoon each of smoked paprika, cumin, cinnamon, nutmeg and a pinch of chilli – Stir and fry off.


When browning, add a good squirt of tomato purée – the recipe calls for a chopped red pepper, I didn’t have one, so left it out.


When the Aubergine is cooked, scoop out the flesh, leaving a ‘bowl’ – add the flesh to the mince mix and Stir though.


Spoon the mix back into the Aubergine shells


top with grated Manchego cheese – I am sure Rick wouldn’t mind if you used cheddar – I’m sure he’s nice like that 😊


Pop the Purple, cheesy gondola’s back into the oven for another 10 minutes, till golden and bubbling, remove from the oven and leave to rest for a couple of minutes.


I am plating up on a bed of fresh Watercress, a drizzle of cooling natural yoghurt and some bread for the menfolk to soak up the juices 😍

Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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