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GRILLED EGGPLANT WITH HERBED QUINOA. Entrée, Side, Gluten Free, Summer Hugh Forte · I'm not even sure where to start with the sentiments on this one, because the past week or two has sort of taken me under.

GRILLED EGGPLANT WITH HERBED QUINOA

I am not necessarily overwhelmed by way of responsibilities, but by emotion. How to Make Eggplant Caponata. Purple reign: Yotam Ottolenghi’s aubergine recipes. I am feeling stupidly nostalgic this week, because it’s 10 years since I started writing my Weekend column, and next week will be my 500th in total.

Purple reign: Yotam Ottolenghi’s aubergine recipes

It began life as The New Vegetarian, and one ingredient that has been at the heart of so many of my favourite dishes, then and now, is the aubergine – in my book Plenty, my first collection of Guardian recipes, I even had one chapter called The Mighty Aubergine. (Looking back, I feel sorry for the other vegetables, whose chapters just took their name – Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Green Beans and so forth.) It seems fitting, then, that both this week’s and next week’s recipes are full of aubergines. Over the years, I have grilled, roasted, burned, steamed, stuffed and fried them, and used them in everything from croquettes and cheesecakes to salads and soups; the aubergine’s ability to reassure and surprise me knows no end.

This week’s recipes are a case in point. Paneer-stuffed aubergine in red lentil and coconut sauce Serves two to four. Eggplant and Bell Pepper Caponata [Vegan] Caponata, a vegetable dish consisting of eggplant and bell peppers, is really easy to make considering that you have just to chop everything up, add it to the pot in steps, and let it cook.

Eggplant and Bell Pepper Caponata [Vegan]

Grace Young's Stir-Fried Garlic Eggplant with Pork Recipe on Food52. Cooking is more fun with friends.

Grace Young's Stir-Fried Garlic Eggplant with Pork Recipe on Food52

Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join. Let's GoLearn more Join Our Community Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Sign Up. The Japanese Vegetarian Kitchen: Barbecue Eggplant. Hello!

The Japanese Vegetarian Kitchen: Barbecue Eggplant

I am happy to see you again. I will update this blog once a week. Do you like Korean barbecue? How To Make Slow-Cooker Caponata — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn. (Image credit: Christine Han) Caponata is a Sicilian eggplant relish made with celery, onion, and tomatoes cooked into a sweet and sour sauce and served with bread as an appetizer.

How To Make Slow-Cooker Caponata — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Some versions have olives or capers, others call for raisins or zucchini, and some even use hot peppers or anchovies. The results of this nuanced cooking process are delicious, if not exhausting. Here, the slow cooker takes care of all the cooking, making this a mostly hands-off dish that can be used as an appetizer or main course. Cut Vegetables into Small Pieces for the Best Results. Neapolitan Eggplant Parmesan Recipe : Robin Miller. How To Make Eggplant Bacon — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn. (Image credit: Maria Midoes) Eggplant is a nightshade often used as a substitute for meat in a number of dishes — from bolognese to burgers — so it only seems natural that we try our hand at transforming it into bacon.

How To Make Eggplant Bacon — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

The web is littered with recipes for baking eggplant in the oven in attempts to pass it off as a pork replacement, but this eggplant bacon is different. We're taking eggplant back to the skillet, seasoning it for bacon success, and frying it up — just like the real stuff. How to Grill Vegetables and Mushrooms. Mushrooms are not vegetables.

How to Grill Vegetables and Mushrooms

Brain explosion time: they’re not even plants! WTF are they? They’re fungi, which is why we call them fungi. They’re often grouped with veggies, probably because nobody likes to think about eating fungi. Anyway, they taste amazing. Mushrooms with larger caps—portobellos, cremini—are some of the most popular options for the grill. Begin by hitting mushrooms with a little flavored oil, such as chili oil or some good olive oil—they just soak the flavor right up. Charcoal: Create a hill of coals (see Corn on the Cob section for directions).

Gas: Heat grill on medium-high. Nick Stellino - Roasted Eggplants in Balsamic Vinegar. Ingredients: 1 large eggplant, cut in 1/2-inch thick slices 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup + 8 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 teaspoon pepper 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint 8 tablespoons balsamic vinegar Serves 4Printable VersionPreheat the oven to 425 F.

Nick Stellino - Roasted Eggplants in Balsamic Vinegar

Sprinkle the eggplant slices with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and place them in a colander to drain for 20 minutes. Pat them with a paper towel until thoroughly dry. Line the bottom of two large baking sheets with parchment paper Brush the eggplant slices lightly on both sides with 1/3 cup of the olive oil and bake in the hot oven for 10 minutes.

. ©2015 Nick Stellino Productions. How to make truly excellent caponata. Stock your fridge with caponata, your new favorite condiment.

How to make truly excellent caponata

Caponata, the color, is a dark chocolate with purple undertones. It creates a “lush atmosphere,” according to paint producer Benjamin Moore, when applied to fireplace, base molding or soffit. In other words, it’s intense. Use sparingly. The same goes for caponata, the condiment — though there’s no chocolate involved. Makes about 6 cups. Egg Plant Parmesan - Thinking Outside the Pot. Years ago I was in Denver with my husband and a friend at this great Greek buffet. It wasn’t anything special, but that was the first time I ever had egg plant.

I had the Egg Plant Parmesan, and loved it ever since then. Egg plant to me doesn’t really have a taste to it. It’s a super pretty purple vegetable that you don’t see a lot in recipes. There are ways to make this egg plant full of flavor though. Last week I decided to make Egg Plant Parmesan all on my own. Grilled Ratatouille. Greek stuffed Eggplant recipe (Melitzanes Papoutsakia) Extra juicy and absolutely delicious! This aubergine based traditional Greek recipe will certainly amaze you! ‘Melitzanes papoutsakia’ (Greek stuffed eggplant) is a Greek dish which receives its name from the resemblance of its shape with little shoes. The taste and the ingredients used for this ‘Papoutsakia’ recipe are very similar to the popular Greek dish moussaka. Delicious Vegetarian Moussaka Recipe with Mushroom Sauce. Vegetarian Greek Moussaka Juicy, creamy and absolutely delicious! One of the most popular and beloved traditional Greek dishes, now done vegetarian!

Although vegetarian moussaka is not a popular dish in Greece (as we all know Greeks love their meat!) Pasta and Noodles: Eggplant Rollatini. Ainsley Harriott pomegranate with aubergine recipe on Ainsley Harriott’s Street Food in Jordan. RECIPE: Miso-Glazed Eggplant (Nasu Miso) Garden to Table- Eggplant - Divina Cucina. When summer hits, we are also hit with a glut of vegetables from the garden. Actually not MY garden. We learned that we just cannot keep up with raising and eating as much as a few plants produce and we don’t have a big freezer or a lot of storage space for jars. I buy once or twice a week from my local farmer who only sells what she grows and sometimes walk by the community gardens and if i run into my friend Gianbattista, he always gives me something.

He always takes us on a tour of the gardens, showing with pride all his plants in the orto. Then he will go and harvest something for us to take home, the last time there was a nice round violet eggplant.