Eggplant Caviar

Ingredients: 1 eggplant, about 1 pound Half a large tomato or one Roma 2 garlic cloves 3/4 teaspoon salt Few grinds of black pepper 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prick the eggplant all over with a fork, and roast on a foil-lined baking sheet until soft,…

Eggplant Soup

Ingredients: 1 pound firm eggplant 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup sliced white or yellow onion Salt and pepper 3 garlic cloves, minced Pinch cayenne 3 cups chicken broth 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest 1/2 tablespoon za’atar 1 teaspoon chopped cilantro Poke 2 or 3 holes in eggplant with a paring knife,…

Sichuan Hot and Sour Eggplant

Ingredients: Kosher salt 1 1/2 pounds Chinese or Japanese eggplants (about 3), trimmed, split into quarters lengthwise and cut into 3- to 4-inch lengths 1-2 red Thai bird chilies 3 tablespoons white vinegar or rice wine vinegar 2 tablespoons mirin 1 tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon Chinkiang vinegar (or balsamic vinegar) 1…

Stuffed Eggplant with Herbed Bulgur

Ingredients: 3 small eggplants 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 teaspoon crushed black pepper 1/2 teaspoon za’atar spice 1/2 cup dry bulgur wheat 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, tightly packed 1/4 cup scallions, thinly sliced 2 tbsp toasted pine nuts, plus more for garnish 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds, plus more for…

Roasted Eggplant with Tomato and Buttermilk Sauce

Eggplant Base: 2 medium or large eggplants 2 tablespoons minced garlic (about 4 large cloves) Olive oil Kosher salt Black pepper Tomato Topping: 2 Tbsp. olive oil 1 large white onion, peeled and chopped 2 pounds red, ripe tomatoes (3 large), chopped ½ teaspoon sugar ¼ teaspoon kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes…

Eggplant Sauce

Ingredients: 2/3 cup vegetable oil 1 medium eggplant, cut into 3/4-inch dice 2teaspoons tomato paste 1/4 cup dry white wine 1cup chopped peeled tomatoes (fresh or canned) 6 1/2 tablespoons water 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon sugar 1tablespoon chopped oregano Heat up the oil in a large saucepan and fry the eggplant on medium heat for about 15 minutes, or until…