Moussaka - Mediterranean Baked Eggplant


This dish is super tasty, creamy and absolutely delicious.The traditional Moussaka recipes are made with meat and have béchamel sauce, but here we are going to use alternative flavorful options by using Tagine meal base sauce and mashed potatoes... This makes this dish gluten free as well!

Simply irresistible!


Ingredients:


• 1kg peeled potatoes

• 3 large eggplants

• Olive oil to brush

1 Jar of Tagine meal base sauce

• Sea salt & pepper to sprinkle

• fresh herbs for garnish




Method:







1- Preheat oven to 180C .

Remove the stalks from the eggplants and cut them into slices, 1 cm thick.

Drizzle some olive oil and bake them for 20 minutes .













2- While the eggplants are in the oven, prepare mashed potatoes.

I simply steamed them and then seasoned with salt, pepper and added 2 tbsp garlic infused olive oil.

(You can slice the potatoes instead and bake them with your eggplants in the oven).







3- Assemble the moussaka. Using a medium size baking dish, start with layering the eggplants. Next a layer of mashed potato and even out. Then add a layer of Tagine meal base sauce and smooth out with a spatula. Second layer of eggplants topped with mashed potato and your moussaka is all ready to be baked!

*You can have more layers as you wish but make sure you finish it off with the mashed potatoes on the top layer.


4- Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes or until golden brown. Garnish with fresh herbs.


Enjoy!

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