I made this for my friend who is Lebanese and she said she had to call her mom to tell her how good my recipe was. Serve with warm pita or crackers. When looking for eggplant, I read that the eggplant that has a circle on the bottom, rather than an oblong marking is less bitter. I swear by it. The oblong marking is a female eggplant (more seeds, more bitter) and the circle is a male (less seeds, less bitter). I'm not sure if there is any truth to it, but I made it once without checking the bottoms and it was very bitter.
Wow! You are gonna love this. Serve it as an appetizer with crusty bread or top your favorite pasta with the delicious flavors of these roasted tomatoes.