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Less than 30 minutes

Serves 6

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Ingredients:

Moroccan oil:
  • ⅓ cup (80ml) vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp (10ml) each ground cinnamon and turmeric
  • 1 tsp (5ml) each ground coriander, ground paprika and chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp (5ml) salt

  • 3 medium brinjals, halved and scored
  • Salt and milled pepper
  • 2 oranges, segmented
  • 1 packet (200g) green olives, pitted
  • ½ red onion, sliced and soaked in water
  • 2 Tbsp (30ml) roasted seeds
  • Handful watercress, for serving

Method:

  1. Stir Moroccan oil ingredients together.
  2. Brush brinjal halves with Moroccan oil.
  3. Sandwich halves together and wrap tightly in foil.
  4. Place between medium coals and braai for 10-15 minutes or until softened, turning frequently. (Alternatively, grill them in a 180°C preheated oven). 
  5. Remove foil.
  6. Season scored sides and place cut-side down on braai grid or griddle pan if using the stove.
  7. Braai over coals or hot griddle pan for 5 minutes, until charred.
  8. Toss orange segments, olives and onion together.
  9. Place on a serving platter and add brinjals.
  10. Sprinkle with seeds and watercress just before serving.
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