Category Archives: aubergine/eggplant

Stuffed Aubergines

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It does what it says on the tin….

(Picture to follow when PC/Camera Interface Fuck-up is resolved…)

 

 

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Spicy Chickpea, Harissa and Aubergine Stew

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Along with the bananas I have a fridge full of slightly wrinkled vegetables that really should have been eaten a week ago.  Rescued an aubergine, beat it unconscious on the kitchen counter-top, sliced and liberally salted it, then left the twitching remains in a colander for 40 minutes.

(I’ve heard that modern aubergines are bred to remove the “bitter” taste these days, with salting no longer necessary, but whenever I’ve omitted this step I’ve ended up eating lovingly-cooked spicy car tyre so I faithfully maintain The Old Ways).

Original from a recipe at the Daily Fail, which I’m not going to link to because it’s the Fail.  Feel free to go look for it on the website, if you can stand an entire sidebar of Semi Famous Women who are being accused of “flaunting their curves” when they’ve had the temerity to pop out for a pint of milk.

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Cheese, Aubergine & Tomato Bake

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This is a little more complicated than normal, but very, very moreish….

Original version here:

http://fueledbyvegetables.com/2014/10/29/eggplant-parmesan-gf/#comment-7588

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Vegvegvegvegvegvegvegvegvegveg

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Sorry, been busy. Lots of overtime at work, and when that happens it’s easier to revert to a tried-and-tested recipe (or Tesco’s new frozen Nut Roast*), rather than trying out something new and special. But I now have a couple of days off work! And therefore expect the experimentation to come thick and fast.

So stick Reef’s “Place Your Hands” on at high volume, and have chopping boards to the ready.  We’re doing oven-roast vegetables, courgette & potato & feta rosti, plus a simple yogurt dressing.

Originals courtesy of the ever-lovely Nigel Slater:

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/sep/14/late-summer-vegetable-recipes-nigel-slater

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*falls into the “tastes a bit like paxo stuffing but okay with some gravy slung over it” category.  Rather than the “tastes like sawdust” category which is generally the other option for ready-made nutroasts.  Hint: buy some chestnut puree and peanuts and make your own……

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And The Sky Was Made of Amythests

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A sunny Sunday afternoon.  Had Hole’s “Live Through This” on the iTunes player; now the Lord of the Rings soundtrack (never let it be said that I am not eclectic in my tastes).  Last night was brought to you courtesy of the new season of Strictly Come Dancing (YYAAAAYYY!!!), Dr Who and Under the Dome.  Plus aubergine curry, flatbreads, tzatziki and rice.  Original recipe courtesy of the lovely Jack Monroe, who is knocking it out of the ballpark re: curry recipes at the moment:

http://agirlcalledjack.com/2014/05/28/aubergine-and-chickpea-curry/

 

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“they call me the first English king, although I came from France…”

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Next up, one half of that Half an Aubergine That’s Been Blocking Up the Fridge For a While.

A spicy side-dish, with a Mediterranean slant….

http://www.food.com/recipe/spicy-stir-fried-eggplant-aubergine-165896

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