Saturday, September 15, 2007
After this post, a lot of you asked what Daiku and I ended up doing with the crazy, multi-knobbed white eggplant that we brought home from the farmers market.
Before I can answer that question, I must start by talking about another fantastic Melody tester recipe:
This was her Teriyake Glazed Tempeh, which we enjoyed with brown rice, garnished with toasted sesame seeds and scallions. The teriyake glaze was quite delicious, and the recipe left us with quite a bit extra. It was this extra glaze that we doctored up to make...
Miso-grilled eggplant! By adding some miso and rice vinegar to an already great sauce, we had the makings of a great marinade for the sliced eggplant. After marinading the eggplant for a while, we grilled it up, along with some pineapple slices and scallions. More marinade was brushed on everything as it grilled, adding moistness and flavor. I was amazed how sweet and lovely scallions become after being grilled.
These grilled goodies got served atop a bed of mixed greens (dressed with the marinade!), with a bit of brown rice and some more toasted sesame seeds. This was an incredibly satisfying meal, using flavors that we don't eat as frequently as we should!
Here's Mr. Eggplant in Warhol form. He's almost... lifelike, isn't he?...
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