I love the natural smokiness of the eggplant. You could also cook it in your oven on broil but it won’t taste nearly as good. I think it is worth making your stove top a bit ashy for!
Halloumi cheese is just so so good. It is best to eat it fresh from the pan but also is great the next day at room temperature.
If you are eating this salad by itself (not as a side to pasta) feel free to add grilled chicken, steak, tofu, cheese or tuna! It’s a great appetizer salad too if you want to add pulled fish.
Koftas are meatballs with spices and onions that are most popular in Southeast Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines. It is important to buy a fattier meat (whether it is lamb or beef) so they don’t get dried out in the oven. They will create a lot of liquid which is delicious and can be serve on top of rice, or dipped into with bread. I like to serve these with grilled bread and tachina but you can eat them on their own, with pasta, last minute into a tomato based soup, or with tomato sauce.
You know how you crave nachos but they can be such a to do? Here are all the flavors in an easy few step sandwich! You. Are. Welcome.