Georgian Eggplant Rolls

With Walnut Filling

 
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Ryan GoodwinPublished on 10/18/2017

Anthony Bourdain went to Georgia. The country, not the state. At one point, he ate these eggplant rolls. They looked awesome, so I had to try them. Boom! One of the best hors d'ouevres out there.

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What you will need

200 g walnuts, shucked

1 pomegranate

3 medium eggplant

1 tsp curry powder

1 tsp paprika

About 1/2 bunch parsley

1 tbsp red wine vinegar

salt and pepper

How to cook

1

Crack walnuts

I used fresh walnuts, so I had to crack them. A swift thwack with a heavy object, then peel by hand.

2

Peel pomegranate

Shuck your pomegranate.

Shuck your pomegranate.

3

Cure eggplant

Remove the top of each eggplant and slice lengthwise to about 1/4". Coat lightly in salt on both sides and lay out for about 30 minutes to dry.
Remove the top of each eggplant and slice lengthwise to about 1/4". Coat lightly in salt on both sides and lay out for about 30 minutes to dry.

Remove the top of each eggplant and slice lengthwise to about 1/4". Coat lightly in salt on both sides and lay out for about 30 minutes to dry.

4

Purée walnuts

Chop walnuts, curry powder, paprika, parsley and vinager in a blender or food processor. You'll need to thin the paste out with a little water to get it to grind well.

Chop walnuts, curry powder, paprika, parsley and vinager in a blender or food processor. You'll need to thin the paste out with a little water to get it to grind well.

5

Season with salt and pepper if needed. I like to fold some pomegranate into the paste at this point, but that's optional.

6

Heat some oil in a pan over medium heat. Fry each slice of eggplant on both sides until golden brown. Arrange them on a platter to cool.

7

Roll paste in eggplant and serve

Now you just take about a tbsp of your walnut filling and roll a slice of eggplant around it. Arrange each roll on a tray. Garnish with pomegranate and chopped parsley.

Now you just take about a tbsp of your walnut filling and roll a slice of eggplant around it. Arrange each roll on a tray. Garnish with pomegranate and chopped parsley.

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Rafael Sanches11/10/2017 ☰
I have guests at home right now that are commenting about this recipe!! 😁
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