Lamb & Eggplant (Aubergine) Stew

Total Time
7hrs 15mins
Prep 1 hr 15 mins
Cook 6 hrs

This is a delicious Persian recipe. The crock pot gives the dish authentic flavor without the all day fuss. Serve with basmati rice.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. THE NIGHT BEFORE:.
  2. Prepare eggplant by laying on paper towels and sprinkling with salt.
  3. Let sweat for 15 minutes, blot water, turn over and repeat.
  4. Saute eggplant quarters in non-stick frying pan sprayed with Pam until tender but not limp.
  5. Store in refrigerator until ready to place in crock pot.
  6. Dredge lamb in flour.
  7. Heat oil in same non-stick frying pan.
  8. Saute lamb and garlic until meat is brown on all sides.
  9. Store in refrigerator dish along with onions, mint, turmeric, cinnamon, salt and pepper until ready to place in crock pot.
  10. IN THE MORNING BEFORE GOING TO WORK:.
  11. Spray crock pot with Pam.
  12. Place lamb, onion and spices in crock.
  13. Top with diced tomatoes.
  14. Stir just to combine.
  15. Lay eggplants over lamb mixture.
  16. Pour tomato sauce over eggplants.
  17. Top eggplants with slices of ripe tomato.
  18. Cook on low all day, up to 10 hours.
  19. Serve over basmati rice.
Most Helpful

3 5

I don't have a crockpot, so that may be why this didn't turn out the way I expected. I had eggplant stew at a Persian restaurant that was just to die for, and I've been looking for a recipe ever since. This was pretty similar - not quite the same, and I can't put my finger on what was missing. Everyone else liked it a lot.