Moussaka is a very well known Greek dish,
Layers of veg topped with mince meat and finished of with a creamy sauce is the basic foundation of Moussaka.
But, before we get into the best moussaka version that is a little bit healthier than your average, lets talk about how we actually pronounce it.
It is ‘Moussaka’ not ‘Moussakaar’
There is no ‘R’ at the end of it and the ‘ka’ sound at the end is a quick ‘ka’ as in ‘ka’ in ‘karate’.
Now that’s sorted lets get on to why my moussaka is the best one out there (“,)
First, I don’t fry my vegetables like many do, I like to grill mine so they are a little bit healthier.
I’m not saying this dish is super healthy but I try to do things as healthly as possible so when I add lots of cheeses or have a creamy sauce I don’t have to compromise the flavours and go all out. So I’m kind of balancing the healthy with the not so healthy but always keeping the flavour on point! Because with the flavour what’s the point of eating it?
Another healthy tip I have for you is don’t add oil when you fry your meat. The fat in the meat will render out and cook in it’s own oils and if you want to see it in action watch the video below and see how much oil comes out of my meat. When this happens I like to drain the excess oil out because it is not needed and makes everything greasy which I don’t like.
Every layer is topped with a layer of cheese and a sprinkling of cinnamon.
Cheesy Courgettes and
MMMMM….. MMMMM….. MMMMM…..
Don’t worry about adding cinnamon to your dish, the cinnamon adds a hint of sweetness but not dessert sweet. Trust me add it don’t skip it. You will thank me when you try it (“,)
Oh yeah and finally let me mention my favourite bit,
This cream is so silky and creamy and the thin cheese layer on top add a delicious crispy element.
I always leave a little in the pot for all of us to eat whilst the moussaka cooks he he…..
It makes the dish the best of the best.
And to make sure your cream is as good as it gets make sure to use a whisk and a spoon whilst you make it. Watch my video below for a more detailed step by step version. Plus whenever you make any type of cream be it sweet or savoury always use a spoon and a whisk and you will have a silky lump free cream.
Watch the video below to see how too make this delicious moussaka