Thank God It’s Friday: The Eggplant Feast! 

  
I just realised that I have missed last week’s post of “Thank God It’s Friday”, and that’s probably because days are flying by, and I can hardly know what day it is without checking my calendar! See that’s the thing about Ramadan, the hours are slow yet the days are so fast! Ramadan is a very busy month, contrary to what one might think, we cook food during Ramadan way more than we do in normal days (which is kind of counterproductive, since this holly month is all about fasting and cleansing our bodies!). I have to admit though, that in our household we hardly make it to the main course, we stick to fruits and dates to break our fast, then some samboussas (will share my recipes for the samboussas sometime soon) and soup for dinner then something light for Sohour. 

Today I made something very light, yet super yummy that Adam, his dad and I love so much! I call it the eggplant feast lol, I will share its recipe with all of you! All you need is: 

2 medium eggplants 

1 tablespoon oil 

Salt and pepper to season

1 tablespoon butter 

1 crushed garlic 

Parsley and coriander (few leaves each, cut finely)  

2 tablespoons tomato paste 

1/2 cup of water

About 6 to 8 slices of Cheddar cheese.

Cut the eggplants into thick slices, season with some salt and pepper. Poor the oil in a pan and add the slices of eggplants, cook them until they become soft, then remove them and let them cool. Mean while, melt the butter in a pan, add the garlic, parsley and coriander, season with some salt and pepper, then add the tomato paste and water, once it thickens then the sauce is ready. In an oven-safe pan, place the eggplant slices, cover them with the tomato sauce, then add the cheese on top, and put it in the oven for about 10mins! We usually have it with some Quinoa and we all love it! 

Bon Appetit! 

Ouiam 

Thank God It’s Friday: My Fish Curry!!! 

  

Hello from Bahrain! Currently, I am sitting on my sofa, where I do all of my blogging, and half of my reading (the other half I do it in my bed). In my pyjamas, and my hair is up in a messy bun. It is very quiet over here, and the reason is because my little rascal is asleep, after a long day of running around, swimming in the pool, playing with some home-made play dough, going out to see the birds, a trip to the supermarket and a football match with his mama lol! So yeah I am enjoying every minute of this precious silence! I do miss him though and can’t wait for tomorrow, to do it all over again. 

Today’s lunch was absolutely delicious, so I decided to share the recipe with you guys! And yes it is MY fish curry! A recipe I came up with, tried it and my husband loved it! 

 You will need: 

Fish fillets (any white fish will do) 

The juice of one lemon 

1 onion

Ginger (the size of a thumb) 

2 garlic cloves

1 chilli

Parsley and Coriander (few leaves each) 

1/2 cup of chopped lemongrass 

1 tomato (cut into pieces) 

200ml coconut milk

50ml cooking cream  

2 tablespoons fish sauce 

1 tablespoon of sugar 

1 tablespoon of butter 

After you clean the fish, season it very well with salt and pepper, and add the lemon juice, leave it for about 20 minutes.

In a blender, mix the onion, garlic, ginger, chilli, lemongrass, parsley and coriander, until you get a paste. In a pan, put the butter and add the paste you blended earlier, season with salt and pepper, let it simmer, then add the tomato, sugar and fish sauce. Place the fish fillets in the pan and let it cook for 5 minutes, then add the coconut milk and the cooking cream. When the fish is cooked your curry is ready! 

Bon Appetit! 

Ouiam