6 June, 2022

Saffron Moussaka

Ingredients (Serving 10 portions people):

Eggplant Slices
• 3 large eggplant sliced about 1/2″ thick
• Sea salt
• 4-5 Tbsp. olive oil
Meat Layer
• 6-8 threads Sun’s Secret Saffron
• 2 tbsp. olive oil
• 1/2-pound ground turkey
• 1 large onion, chopped
• 1 medium-size zucchini grated
• 1 large-size carrot, grated
• 4 cloves garlic, minced
• 2 cups cooked red lentils, drained
• 2 tsp fresh turmeric, grated
• 1 tsp Savory Spice or ground cinnamon
• 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
• ½ tsp red pepper flakes
• 1 tsp basil, dried
• 2 tsp paprika
• 28 oz. canned tomatoes
• Fresh black pepper to taste, ground
• 1/2 cup dry red wine
Cheesy Yogurt and Basil Topping
• 1 cup plain yogurt
• 5 large eggs
• 2 oz. goat cheese
• 1/2 cup Pecorino Romano
• 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
• 2 Tbsp. all- purpose flour
• Salt and pepper to taste
• 4-5 Small Russet potatoes, cooked and thinly sliced

Saffron Moussaka

Do you Love Traditional Mediterranean Foods?


Why we all love Saffron Moussaka? A spicy & colorful saffron Moussaka made with thick slices of summer eggplant, a meaty layer of ground turkey, red lentils, tomatoes, zucchini, carrots, topped with sliced potatoes, cheesy yogurt and basil topping and traditionally and completely flavored with saffron, red wine, cinnamon and fresh turmeric.

This unique recipe has so much in common. Loads of flavor, low in meat, high in delicious nutrition and can be made in large batches and frozen to save you time on cooking.


Steps to make this especial recipe by the method of Sun’s Secret Kitchen

Eggplant Slices

  • STEP 1:

At first, slice eggplants and sprinkle with salt. Then, at least, place in a colander for half an hour (allowing water to drain away).

  • STEP 2:

After that, drizzle eggplant with olive or vegetable oil and layer on a baking sheet.

  • STEP 3:

Then, broil eggplant until they are starting to brown.

  • STEP 4:

Next, remove from the heat and set aside.

Meat Layer

  • STEP 1:

Add olive oil to a skillet and heat over medium heat.

  • STEP 2:

Cook onion until soft and before adding ground turkey, zucchini and carrots.  Then, cook turkey through and add red lentils and tomatoes.

  • STEP 3:

After that, toss in the garlic, turmeric and all your desired spices & cooking until fragrant.

  • STEP 4:

Finally, pour in the red wine and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from the heat and set aside.

Cheesy Yogurt and Basil Topping

  • STEP 1:

First, lightly beat eggs in a bowl.

  • STEP 2:

Pour in yogurt, cheeses, fresh ground black pepper and flour. Beat well. Store in the fridge until needed.

Moussaka Assembly

  • STEP 1:

At first, lightly oil a casserole dish and preheat oven. Then, arrange cooked eggplant slices in the bottom of the casserole dish evenlly.

  • STEP 2:

Next, cover eggplant with meat layer and top of it with potato slices. Pour cheesy yogurt and freshly basil on top potatoes.

  • STEP 3:

Bake Moussaka for 45 to 50 minutes until top is golden brown.  Then, remove from the oven and allow Moussaka to rest for 15 to 20 minutes before serving.

Serve Hot & Enjoy it! …

Saffron is one of the most important & special ingredient in this unique & Delicious recipe, so it’s best to use high quality. If your grocery store doesn’t carry it, we suggest to try our International food market in Sun’s Secret Website.

You can buy super grade Sun’s Secret saffron here.

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