Recipes by Borniak

Recipes by Borniak

Baba Ghanoush – Smoked Eggplant Paste

Discover the art of flavor with eggplants! We invite you to try our delicious oriental appetizer, which tastes exceptionally good in its smoked version. Preparing this dish is quick and simple, making it a perfect choice for any occasion.


    • 2 eggplants
    • 4 teaspoons of tahini (sesame paste)
    • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
    • 1-2 cloves of garlic
    • 2 tablespoons of olives, chopped or sliced, pitted
    • ½ teaspoon of smoked chili salt or kitchen salt
    • ¼ teaspoon of pepper
    • 10g of parsley (optional)



  1. Smoking:
    1. Wash the eggplants, then prick them several times with a knife.
    2. Place the eggplants along with the garlic in a preheated smoker set to 120 °C (248 °F).
    3. Smoke for 20 minutes, using beech wood chips.
    4. The eggplants will be ready when they become soft; the garlic can be removed earlier.

    Preparing the paste:

    1. Cut the eggplants in half lengthwise and scoop out the flesh.
    2. In a blender, mix the eggplant flesh with tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper until smooth.
    3. Finally, add some chopped parsley, using it to garnish the top of the paste.

    Serve the paste with pita bread and olives for added flavor. Enjoy your meal!

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Frequently Asked Questions

We hope to inform you as best as possible about the (im)possibilities of our smoker ovens. Do you have pressing questions that are not listed here? Please contact us!

Most classic smokers still work with charcoal and briskets to provide a less constant release of smoke. The inside of the smokers are also often made of plastic. And that makes a big difference compared to the Borniak smokers. The Borniak smokers are well insulated, so you can also smoke at -5 or -10 degrees Celsius. On the other hand, the Borniak smoker retains more and better heat because of the stainless steel interior. Let’s be honest, because of these great advantages we may be more expensive to purchase, but you will have a quality oven at home. Over the past 10 years, Borniak has mainly focused on the quality and further development of the oven and we are happy to continue this!

Of course! The great thing about a smoke machine is that you don’t have to be a star chef to use a smoker. Every hobby chef can use the standard smoker, but for the professional chef we recommend the larger models!

If you want to get started with your new smoker, you need smoke moth! You can’t actually smoke without a smoke moth. The effect of the smoke moth is therefore great. Here you can give your dish a unique or personal touch with the different flavors. This way you can experiment yourself with our recipes and different wood or fruit chips. 

We have five types of fruit chips and four types of wood chips. Did you know that you will receive a standard smoke moth from us as a gift when you purchase a smoker? This way you can start smoking right away! news.  

After the smoker has been delivered to your home, you can place it in the desired location, for example in the outdoor kitchen. To get started with your new acquisition, you need at least one power point. The power cord of the Borniak smoker is approximately 150 cm long, so you may need an extension cord to get the smoker in the right place. Once the oven is ready, you can start smoking! Then follow the next steps;

  • When you have chosen a tasty dish, fill the smoke generator with the desired type of smoke moth/flavor.
  • You place the meat, fish, poultry, snack, vegetables or fruit in the smoker.
  • You then set the smoker to the desired temperature via the digital control panel. Good to know; We also have smokers with a timer, where you can set the time for smoking, heating your meal(s) and even the ventilation of the smoker. 
  • When the time has expired you can remove your dish from the smoker; enjoy your meal!