Monday, May 07, 2012

Harvest moussaka

I was struggling to think of a recipe for tonight that wasn't too similar to something we'd already consumed this weekend and that would go with the remains of a bottle of red (a Naked Wines Malbec) and I remembered this recipe I'd copied out from the winner of a Guardian cookery competition many years ago (back in the early 80's!) I couldn't find the recipe on the internet so here it is.

A veggie recipe but if you don't know you may not be able to tell!
  • 4tsp veg oil
  • 225g shallots/onions
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 115g mushrooms
  • 115g cashews (1/2 milled 1/2 chopped)
  • 115g walnuts (1/2 milled 1/2 chopped)
  • 115g soft breadcrumbs
  • 2 tblsp tomato paste
  • 5 eggs
  • 4 tsp chervil chopped
  • veg stock to moisten
  • gr pepper and marmite to flavour
  • 2 large aubergines
  • wholemeal flour
  • oil for aubergine frying
  • 115g grated cheddar
  • 1/2 pt natural yogurt
  • salt to season


  1. Chop & prick aubergines and set aside
  2. Cook shallots & garlic in oil until golden, add mushrooms & cook stirring until juices run
  3. Mix nuts & crumbs,stir into veg add tomato paste & chervil. Moisten mixture with stock, add pepper & marmite.
  4. Dry aubergines, dust with wh flour and fry.
  5. Place alternating layers of nut & aubergine in serving dish, finish with aubergine layer and sprinkle with cheese.
  6. Whisk eggs add yogurt and mix well, season with s&p and sprinkle with cheese.
  7. Bake in moderate oven c 40mins until top is golden


Suem said...

Mmmmmm. I love veggie food and things like moussaka.

rajm said...

It's strongly recommended (far too long since I made it!)

Jamie said...

Thanks so much for this. We also remember it as delicious from the 80s but had lost the recipe!

rajm said...

Glad you found it - and hope you enjoyed/will enjoy it!