Recipe Tip: Meatballs with Aubergine and Lime Yoghurt
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- 360 gnatural yoghurt
- 1unwaxed lime, zest grated, and 1 teaspoon juice
- 1 handfulfinely chopped mint leaves
- 1 pinch(es)salt
- 800 gminced beef and pork
- 1 canchickpeas, rinsed, drained
- 1 handfuldried breadcrumbs
- 1onion, finely chopped
- 1 clove(s)garlic, finely chopped
- 1egg, lightly beaten
- 3 tablespoonfreshly grated Parmesan
- ¼ teaspoon(s)cayenne pepper, or to taste
- 1 ½ teaspoon(s)salt
- 500 gaubergines, cut into 1cm thick slices
- 2 tablespoonolive oil
- ¾ tablespoonsalt
- pinch(es)freshly ground black pepper
- 100 gred currants
Step 1Preheat the oven to 200°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
Step 2For the lime yoghurt, combine all the ingredients in a small bowl, cover and refrigerate.
Step 3For the meatballs, put the meat in a bowl. Use a fork to mash half of the chickpeas (set the rest aside) and add to the bowl with the remaining ingredients. Mix well with your hands.
Step 4With wet hands, divide the meatball mixture into 8 equal portions, shape into balls and coat in the breadcrumbs. Place the meatballs on one half of the lined backing tray.
Step 5For the aubgergines, use the tip of a sharp knife to score the cut surfaces of the aubergines several times and place them on the baking tray next to the meatballs.
Step 6Drizzle the meatballs and aubergine slices with oil and season with salt and pepper. Scatter the remaining the chickpeas over the top.
Step 7Roast in the over for 40–50 minutes until the aubergines are tender and the meat is cooked through (test with a knife to make sure).
Step 8Turn the aubergines once during the cooking time so they cook evenly.
Step 9When everything is cooked to your liking, arrange the aubergines, meatballs and chickpeas on a serving plate, top with the red currants and serve with the lime yoghurt on the side.