Baba Ghanoush is a traditional Middle Eastern dish that is so beloved, it traveled the ancient world from India to Morocco. While recipes will vary, the basics of this fantastic dish remain roasted eggplants, olive oil, tahini (kind of a sesame butter), garlic, and lemon juice. The base for this dish is fire roasted eggplant. To get these eggplants just right you need a lot of heat, not the kind of heat your oven can pump out, but the heat from your grill.
In ancient times eggplants were dropped right into the fire to cook. While you could just set them down into a pile of burning coals you will find it a little easier to simply heat up your grill (gas or charcoal) and put the eggplants on. Pierce the side with a barbecue fork a couple of times and let the eggplants cook.
For the sake of the recipe lets assume we are using one pound of eggplant.