Sunday, August 14, 2011

Five Varieties of Homegrown Eggplant

On vacation we got to visit Jungle Jim’s, an international market that is a destination for foodies. I found a display in the produce section of homegrown eggplant. There were five varieties and I bought one of each. Since it was vacation I decided to just buy one of the sauces available in the store to use with the eggplant. We wound up with a Sizzlin’ Sichuan Sauce. I simply cut the eggplant into bite size pieces, softened some onions and garlic in olive oil, cooked down the eggplant, and added the sauce. We ate it with fresh bread we bought in the bakery. It was fun cutting up the eggplant and eating each variety with a slightly different texture – usually the amount of seeds each one contained.

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