For the couscous;
50g fresh chives, finely chopped
300g semi-dried smoky tomatoes
2 lemons, juiced
40g tomato paste
10g smoked paprika
5g mild chilli flakes
30ml olive oil
3g sea salt
2g black peppercorns
300ml boiling water
For the aubergines;
60g rose harissa
60ml pomegranate molasses
60g clear honey
4g sea salt
90ml garlic-infused oil
30g fresh coriander, picked
Adults need around 2000Kcal/8400kJ a day
Typical values per portion: Energy 324Kcal/1354kJ
To make the aubergines; Preheat the oven to 200°C fan. Line a gastro tray with parchment paper.
Mix together the rose harissa, pomegranate molasses, honey and a generous amount of salt in a bowl.
Peel the aubergines, then cut them in half lengthways. Score criss-cross lines on the flat side about 1.5cm apart, cutting no deeper than 1cm into the flesh. Place the aubergine halves, right-side up, in the gastro tray, brush the scored side generously with garlic oil until you have used it all up and roast for 30 mins.
Remove the aubergine from the oven and, using a spoon cover the harissa mixture evenly over the aubergine halves to coat generously, then roast for another 10 mins. Cut into desired portion size.
Serve with smoky tomato couscous and garnish with coriander.
To make the couscous; Put the couscous, tomato paste, smoked paprika, chili flakes, olive oil and a generous amount of salt and freshly cracked pepper in a mixing bowl. Using a fork, mix the ingredients together until evenly combined. Pour over boiling water and stir quickly. Cover the bowl with clingfilm and leave to stand for 5 mins.
Carefully remove the clingfilm and use a fork to fluff up the couscous. Gently mix through the semi-dried tomatoes, chives and lemon juice.