Aubergines In A Spicy Honey Sauce
Real comfort food, fragrant and spicy, the honey stops it being too firey
Peel the aubergines and cut them into rounds about 1cm / 1 / 3in thick.
Dip them in olive oil , turning them over , and sprinkle with salt.
Cook on a griddle pan or under the grill , turning them over once , until they are lightly browned.
They do not need to be very soft , as they will cook further in the sauce.
In a wide saucepan or frying pan , fry the garlic in 2 tbsp of the oil for seconds only , stirring , then take off the heat.
Add the ginger , cumin , cayenne or chilli powder , honey , lemon juice and water.
Put in the aubergine slices and cook over a low heat , either in batches so that they are in one layer , or together - rearranging them so that each slice gets some time in the sauce - for about 10 minutes or until the slices are soft and have absorbed the sauce.
Add a little more water if necessary to thin sauce.
aubergines, olive oil, garlic cloves, fresh gingerroot, ground cumin, cayenne, liquid honey, lemon, juice of, water