Eggplant's mild flavor allows it to pair well with many types of meat, including beef, lamb, sausage, pork, chicken and shrimp. Some dishes include meat in the recipe. For example, the Greek dish moussaka combines ground beef or lamb with eggplant, tomatoes and other flavorful ingredients.
Additional examples of recipes that combine meat with eggplant include Turkish lamb and eggplant kebabs, pork and shrimp stuffed eggplant or a Moroccan tagine with eggplant and goat meat, lamb or beef. Eggplant dishes, such as roasted eggplant salad or ratatouille can be used a side dish with meat such as grilled lamb, steak or chicken.