Thursday, July 24, 2008

Food: Grilled Eggplant and Green Beans

The eggplant that the farm just harvested was on the chopping block last night. 
The search for a recipe took awhile. Which of Le Techniques would showcase eggplant best? It originates from India and naturally that seems like a good starting point. Partly out of pantry supplies and partly out of laziness Le Indian Technique was quickly ruled out and grilling was decided on. Some nobody name chef Bobby Flay wrote a recipe with a chili pepper and fresh oregano dressing. So that's it piled on top of the eggplant. Farmer No.2 is 80% positive the measurements were correct but the dressing was a little strong. In small doses it tasted delicious. 
Trivia: Eggplant is richer in Nicotine than any other edible plant. However, it would take 20lbs of eggplant to match the nicotine in the average cigarette. Wikipedia

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