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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 28
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 39.0
  • Total Fat: 2.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 347.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 4.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 1.1 g

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This is a time consuming recipe, but a Romanian favorite of my fiances. We eat it cold spreaded on slices of bread or pita. This is a time consuming recipe, but a Romanian favorite of my fiances. We eat it cold spreaded on slices of bread or pita.
Number of Servings: 28


    Canola Oil, 4 tbsp
    Eggplant, fresh, 2 eggplant, peeled
    Mancini Sweet Roasted Peppers, 6 oz
    Tomato Sauce, 1 cup
    Mushrooms, fresh, 400 grams
    Sea Salt, 3 tsp
    Pepper, black, 1 tbsp
    Onions, raw, 1 large


1. Baking the eggplants: heat the oven at maximum temperature. Make small incisions in the unpeeled eggplants and grill them in the oven (the incisions will help it not to "explode"). Let them in the oven for about 1h, turning them on the other side about half time. Then take them out of the oven and put them on a rack in the kitchen sink so that the juices are eliminated.

2. Heat the oil in a large pot. Dice the onion and cook it until translucent (1-2 minutes). Mix the peeled eggplants and roasted peppers in a food processor. Dice the mushrooms. Put everything in the same pot as the onion (eggplant-peppers mixture, mushrooms, tomato sauce) and cook it on low for about 1h45min. Yes, it takes a loooong time. Season with salt and pepper whenever you want and don't forget to stir from time to time.
Makes 28 1/4 cup servings.

Number of Servings: 28

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ALINUTZA.

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  • I just made it for a cold afternoon with home made bread, a glass of red wine and friends . Here below you will find a good video that will help you make your own:
    - 11/10/12

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  • Just made this, can't wait to try it. - 1/12/09

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  • How long can this be kept? Can you freeze it? Great if you can to impress the visiting vegeterians. Thanks. - 1/11/09

    Reply from ALINUTZA (1/12/09)
    Romanians keep this in jars in the fridge. It can be kept a long time due to the long time of cooking. Actually in Romania the jars are covered and then boiled for a while and then they can be kept during the whole Winter(zacusca used to be prepared in the Fall when it's the season for eggplants).

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  • I need to try this. It sounds delicious! Just a question though: what is a serving size? Thanks for sharing! :-) - 1/11/09

    Reply from ALINUTZA (1/11/09)
    I computed the nutritional info for 1/4 cup serving size, but you can eat 1 cup if you want. It's kind of low in cals...

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  • I added garlic...Delicious! - 1/10/09

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