Mirza Ghassemi | Persian Eggs with Eggplant, Turmeric, and Tomatoes

This Persian eggs with eggplant, turmeric, and tomatoes recipe is a dish originating from the northern part of Iran and can also be called Mirza Ghassemi. Sponsored by Davidson’s Safest Choice® Pasteurized Eggs.

Mirza Ghassemi | Persian Eggs with Eggplant, Turmeric, and Tomatoes by FamilySpice.com

When I was a kid, most of my experience with Persian food was limited to rice, kabob and some khoresht (stews). We did not live near any Persian or middle eastern markets, nor were there any Persian restaurants near us. It wasn’t until I was in college, living my uncle (who is an amazing cook himself) that I not only learned to speak Farsi, but I also began trying new Persian meals.

Mirza Ghassemi was one of those dishes. It’s a straightforward recipe, but full on flavor. Eggs cooked with eggplant and tomatoes and spiced with turmeric. What I love about Persian food is its simplicity. It is not heavily spiced or drowned in sauces. We use a lot of fresh ingredients, vegetables and herbs.

This week I am a featured blogger with one of my brand partners, Davidson’s Safest Choice Eggs. You can read more about Mirza Ghassemi here on their blog.

Mirza Ghassemi | Persian Eggs with Eggplant, Turmeric, and Tomatoes

This Persian eggs with eggplant, turmeric, and tomatoes recipe is a dish originating from the northern part of Iran and can also be called Mirza Ghassemi.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Japanese or baby eggplant
  • 2 1/2 tsp kosher salt, divided use
  • 4 tsp extra virgin olive oil, divided use
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 6 Safest Choice™ pasteurized egg(s)

Directions:

  1. Cut into 1-inch pieces and place in colander set over a large bowl:
    • 1 lb Japanese or baby eggplant
  2. Coat eggplant with:
    • 2 teaspoons of kosher salt
  3. Click here for the full recipe.

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Yield: 6 servings

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Disclosure: As I am part of the Darling Dozen, I did receive a stipend from Davidson’s Safest Choice Eggs™ to develop a recipe using their pasteurized eggs. The story I have written is all true, and the opinions are truly mine. If I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t blog about it.

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