Saturday, August 8, 2009

Eggplant recipe

We got a beautiful eggplant from my neighbor, so I went searching for a new (dairy-free) way to make eggplant. I never would have thought to use hot sauce! Maybe Steve will like eggplant this way...

The rest is stolen from this site, so I take no credit (or blame) for the results.

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A vegetarian entree recipe for baked eggplants, spiced with hot sauce, chopped fresh herbs and balsamic vinegar for plenty of flavor. A healthy and easy vegetarian and vegan recipe for broiled eggplant.
Ingredients:

* 2 eggplants
* 1 tsp salt
* 3 tbsp olive oil
* 1/2 tsp hot sauce
* 2 cloves garlic, minced
* 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
* 1/2 tsp rosemary
* 1 tbsp fresh parsly, chopped
* salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:
Slice eggplants in half. Sprinkle salt over each half and let sit for at least 20 minutes, then rinse and gently pat dry.

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

In a small bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons of the oil and the hot sauce, and spread this over the eggplants.

Bake for 8-10 minutes, then turn eggplants, and bake another 5-7 minutes. Broil for an additional one minute per side. Eggplants should be browned and tender.

In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining one tablespoon of oil with the remaining ingredients and gently brush this mixture over the broiled eggplants.

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