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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 374.2
  • Total Fat: 30.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 953.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 22.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.3 g
  • Protein: 6.0 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Split Peas with Honey Sweetened Eggplant calories by ingredient
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Split Peas with Honey Sweetened Eggplant

Submitted by: BAABWAJONES


Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    For split pea purée

    * 1 large red onion, finely chopped (2 cups)
    * 2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil (preferably Greek)
    * 1 lb yellow split peas (2 1/4 cups), picked over, rinsed well, and drained
    * 6 cups water
    * 1 Turkish or 1/2 California bay leaf
    * 2 teaspoons salt
    * 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice


    For eggplant compote

    * 1/2 lb eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (3 1/2 cups)
    * 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
    * 2 large tomatoes
    * 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (preferably Greek) plus additional for drizzling
    * 2 medium onions, coarsely chopped
    * 2 garlic cloves, minced
    * 1 teaspoon mild honey
    * 1 tablespoon drained bottled small capers (in brine), rinsed
    * 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil or chopped fresh oregano
    * 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    * 1 to 2 tablespoons balsamic or Greek raisin vinegar

Directions

Make purée:
Cook onion in 1/3 cup oil in a 4- to 5-quart heavy pot over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 8 minutes. Add split peas and stir until well coated, then stir in water and bay leaf. Increase heat to moderately high and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and slowly simmer, partially covered, stirring occasionally, until mixture is soupy, about 1 hour. Stir in salt and continue to cook, stirring more frequently as purée thickens, until water is absorbed and mixture is the consistency of creamy mashed potatoes, 30 minutes to 1 hour more. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice and remaining 1/3 cup oil, then cool to room temperature, pot covered with a kitchen towel. (Purée will thicken as it cools.) Discard bay leaf.

Make eggplant compote while split peas simmer:
Toss eggplant with 3/4 teaspoon salt in a colander set over a bowl. Place a plate or bowl directly on top of eggplant to weight it down and let drain 1 hour. Rinse eggplant (discarding liquid) and pat dry.

Cut a shallow X in bottom of each tomato with a paring knife and blanch tomatoes in a 2- to 3-quart saucepan of boiling water 10 seconds. Transfer tomatoes with a slotted spoon to a cutting board and, when cool enough to handle, peel, beginning from scored end, with knife. Halve tomatoes crosswise and seed, then cut into 1-inch pieces.

Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a 12-inch heavy nonstick skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking, then add eggplant and sauté, stirring occasionally, until just golden, transferring to a plate. Reduce heat to low, then add remaining 3 tablespoons oil and onions to skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and golden, 15 to 20 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, 2 minutes. Stir in honey until incorporated. Add eggplant, tomatoes, capers, basil, pepper, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, then gently simmer, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Stir in vinegar (to taste) and remove from heat. Transfer to a bowl and cool to room temperature, uncovered.

Serve purée topped with eggplant and drizzled with olive oil.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BAABWAJONES.






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