Cooking Eggplant Tips and Information
Its beautiful purple skin is sure to add color to any dish and its sturdiness is ideal since it's perfect for grilling.
Very popular with vegetarians, eggplant is also a great accompaniment to meat dishes.
Eggplant is often mistaken for a type of vegetable but it is in actual fact a fruit.
This very versatile fruit can be cooked in various ways. For example, you can marinate it or roast it. Others prefer to use it in stews with meat and potatoes. Eggplant can be served either hot or cold.
You can also serve eggplant by itself as a side dish. A simple way to do this, is to slice the eggplant in wedges removing the top and bottom, brush some olive oil on it and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake it until lightly brown. Serve immediately.
If you don't like the taste that much, you can stuff the eggplant with your favorite filling and serve it with other veggies and potatoes. Using spices will also make a huge difference when cooking eggplant. Some spices that go well with eggplant are oregano, bay leaves, basil and parsley.
The seeds of the eggplant are somewhat bitter so it's best to remove most of them if you're not too keen on this fruit, and especially if small kids are going to try it.
A word of caution. Eggplant absorbs a lot of oil! So if you're following a healthy diet be careful with the amount of oil that you use.
Eggplants can be very conveniently stored and you can steam and freeze them for up to six months!
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