We paired lamb chops, baked aubergine, and a spicy bloody mary dressingin this cocktail-inspired recipe. You can make the salsa beforehand, and adjust its flavour by adding tabasco and worcestershire sauce.
This is a version of yu xiang qie zi, fish flavoured aubergine, so called because the flavours are usually used with fish. Buy Chinese black vinegar from Waitrose, souschef.co.uk, or Asian supermarkets. Leave the pork out to make this vegetarian.
These super-easy Sicilian aubergine pizzas are a great twist on a family favourite. They use crème fraîche instead of a tomato base, charred aubergines, sultanas and pesto, with rocket and pine nuts for a bit of extra crunch.
Honey and aubergine work really well together, and this recipe for aubergine slices with thyme and honey vinaigrette is a great one to have on-hand. They take a little time, but are easy to prepare and make a great side dish or snack.
This slow-cooked Middle-Eastern lamb dish combines the dusty, sour pungency of dried limes with richer tomato. Slow-cooking is great as it requires minimal hands-on time and effort but you get great, flavourful results. The golden fried aubergine is a delicious accompaniment.