Ingredients

How to make it

  • Heat oven to 375°F.
  • Slice each aubergine in half lengthwise.
  • Scoop out the flesh from the aubergines and chop.
  • Blanch the aubergine shells in boiling water for 2 minutes then drain upside down.
  • Heat 3 tbsp of oil in a pan and saute the onion until soft and golden.
  • Add crushed garlic and fry for 2 minutes.
  • Add parsley, chopped aubergine, tomatoes, green and red pepper, cinnamon, salt and black pepper and cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Add lemon juice and sugar to taste.
  • Arrange the aubergine boats in a baking dish and fill each one with the filling.
  • Cover the dish with aluminium foil.
  • Bake in the oven for about 25 minutes.

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  • selzz 3 years ago
    this is one of my favortie dishes ! by the way im turkish and this is orginally a turkish dish because the wrods imam bayildi are turkish words and some people think its greek but it actually isnt because the greeks lived in turkey for a while and made it their dish but it really isnt. dont get me wrong, i love greek people but im just telling the facts. its a great turkish dish :)
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  • gottaluvit 4 years ago
    This is def. a dish im gonna try! Thanks!
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    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    Oh, the story in the old cook book was that the Imam was very miserly and he fainted at the cost of the olive oil used in the eggplant dish....He was overcome at the cost of the oil. LOL And that is why it is so delicious. Perfect.
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    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    You know I revisited this dish, because I remember reading my mom's encyclopedia of cooking by Time-Life books and the story of the Imam fainted was one of the most delightful tales told in the series. I wish I had those books now. They were awesome references for all kinds of cooking. I remember her buying them, one at a time, every six weeks or so until she collected all 18 volumes. They were comprehensive and thorough. I learned to cook from them. I wonder if my step-dad would ever give them up.....Nah, he uses them too. It's not like I could sneak a volume or two out per visit.
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    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    One of our family favorites...delcious. Love my eggplant.
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  • spiceit 4 years ago
    I'm intrigued, and will try it tonight and get back to ya.
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    hungerhealer ate it and said...
    To get the facts straight !! I mean no disrespect to my neighbouring Turkish people whose cuisine I greatly love and appreciate !! This dish isn't called Imam bayildi and furthermore , it isn't Turkish . Imam bayildi is the Turkish name of a Greek casserole dish prepared throughout Asia Minor ( today's eastern Aegean Sea shores ) right up to Constantinople . All Greeks living in that area used to talk Turkish , of course , and indeed swapped recipes with fellow neighbouring Turks . So , imam bayildi has tomatoes , eggplants , parsley , onions and olive oil as a basis . The spices differ and some recipes add potatoes . This dish , as well as most Greek dishes of that area such as soutzoukakia etc. were prepared as appetizers rather than main courses , due to that fact that they were rich in flavour and difficult to digest !! A certain Imam that tasted this dish consumed a great quantity and therefore nearly or actually fainted . That is where the name comes from . This dish you have posted , is a version of papoutsakia with less ingredients of course . So tell your Dad to freely eat this dish ... It is 100 % Greek .
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  • sitbynellie 5 years ago
    I've been looking for ways to prepare eggplant as a dish in its own right, we don't have it often enough, and then usually as part of Moussaka. I love the title. Will try this sometime! Thank you!
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    " It was excellent "
    pinkmonkey ate it and said...
    AMAZING!
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    " It was excellent "
    cholena ate it and said...
    Love it ...
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  • sunflower48386 5 years ago
    Love eggplant but I have only had it dipped in egg, than flour and fried. sounds great. can't wait to try it
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  • vikirose13 5 years ago
    OH yeah! We will be making this one. Viktoria
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    pleclare ate it and said...
    Looks great. Am growing eggplant!
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    " It was excellent "
    jencathen ate it and said...
    How did I miss this recipe? This looks great!
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  • jennyuttam 6 years ago
    I love eggplants - looks delicious!
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  • edshred 6 years ago
    This looks great!! I have a recipe for an Indonesian eggplant dish similar to this.....although it is has a load of chili's in it, and is hotter than hell!!
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  • starofwog 6 years ago
    You know what u make me smile.
    Your Greek and u put a Turkish Recipe.
    Turkish and Greek food very similar u
    could even say there the same.
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    pink ate it and said...
    *wink* Yummy!
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  • silentwriter 6 years ago
    Yum, yum, yum, got to try this dish!
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    Another bookmarked recipe Eggplant is my favorite vegetable above the ground.

    Michael
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