Warm, pillowy eggplants are roasted to soften the insides, then topped with highly spiced ground lamb, and the affair is finished with a final hot turn as cheese melts.
The recipe uses our version of baharat or Lebanese mixed spice. You can use ready-made baharat or Lebanese seven-spice mix, which can be found in supermarkets, but they will give a slightly different flavour to the end result, so make your own if you want to recreate the Honey & Co flavour at home. Our spice mixes are the essence of our cooking.
Our sweet spice mix is used mostly for cakes and baked goods, but also for savoury preparations that require a lighter touch. Most importantly, it is the base for the savoury spice mix, giving it an extra layer of flavour.
Honey & Co. At Home: Middle-Eastern recipes from our kitchen by Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich, published by Pavilion Books. Image credit to Patricia Niven.