Recipe

Lebanese-spiced drumsticks with baba ghanoush

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 1 hr 10 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Ingredients

Baba ghanoush
  • 2 medium eggplants (600g)
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
Lebanese-spiced drumsticks with baba ghanoush
  • 2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 chicken drumsticks (1.2kg)
  • 4 large pitas

Method

Lebanese-spiced drumsticks with baba ghanoush
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 200°C (180°C fan-forced).
  • 2
    To make baba ghanoush; pierce eggplants all over with fork; place on oiled oven tray. Roast, uncovered, about 40 minutes or until eggplant is soft, turning occasionally. Stand 10 minutes. Peel eggplant, discard skin; drain eggplant in colander 10 minutes then blend or process with garlic, tahini, juice and oil.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, combine spices and oil in large bowl, add drumsticks; turn to coat in mixture.
  • 4
    Place drumsticks on wire rack over dish. Roast, uncovered, about 50 minutes or until chicken is cooked through, turning occasionally.
  • 5
    Serve drumsticks with baba ghanoush and bread, and lemon wedges and fresh parsley, if desired.

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