Tuesday, 8 December 2009


You should know by now that I love my food magazines and websites such as BBC GoodFood, Martha Stewart and Jamie Oliver. I love how easy it is to find good, healthy and affordable recipes online, especially since I can't afford to buy all the fancy food magazines each month.

Browsing through BBC GoodFood yesterday I came across this recipe for moussaka. I have never made moussaka, can't even remember ever eating mousaka but this recipe intrigued me, so I decided to give it a go.

I was very happy with how the dish turned out, however, next time I'm making it I'm going to fry the aubergine (not microwave it as the recipe tells you to, and as I therefore did), and I am also going to make a proper sauce since this sauce got a rubbery surface.

But over all I was delighted with this easy to make moussaka and I will definitely be making it again.

Adapted from BBC GoodFood
Serves 4

500 g lean ground meat
1 large aubergine
150 g non-fat Greek yogurt
1 egg, beaten
3 tbsp Parmesan, grated
400 g can crushed tomatoes in garlic and herbs
4 tbsp tomato-purée
400 g boiled potatoes, cold and cut into disks

Set the grill on high

1. Start by browning the meat in a hot pan for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, prick the aubergine with a fork, and place it in the microwave on high for 3-5 minutes or until soft.

2. In a bowl, mix yogurt, cheese and egg. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Stir the crushed tomatoes, tomato-purée and the potatoes in with the meat, and allow to heat through. Place the meat mixture in an oven-proof dish. Smooth the top with the back of a spoon. Slice the aubergine and place on top of the meat. Pour over the yogurt sauce.

4. Place the moussaka under the grill and grill until the sauce has set and turned golden.


Susanne said...

Ugh. I hope your moussaka was better than the one I was served in school. There are some bad memories associated with that dish, I tell you...

Angelica said...

You should really try this recipe Susanne. It's delicious! But may I suggest you make a bechamel sauce instead of the sauce presented in the recipe?!