1. Make eggplant chips:
2. Broil 'em:
3. Stuff 'em:
4. Glaze 'em:
5. Saute 'em:
6. Pickle 'em:
7. Grill 'em:
8. Curry 'em:
Or make the Asian Chicken and Baby Eggplant recipe below.
|Asian Chicken and Baby Eggplant with Toasted Sesame Seeds and Cashews|
- 4 (1/2 -pound pieces) of boneless, skinless chicken breast (2 pounds total)
- 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
- Juice 1 lime
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 cup wild rice or brown rice
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 10 to 12 baby eggplant, stems removed, and thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil, divided
- 2 scalions, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus extra for garnish
- 1 tablespoon lightly toasted sesame seeds
- 2 tablespoons roasted unsalted (or salted, if you prefer) cashew halves
- In a large Ziploc bag or tightly closed container, add chicken and marinade ingredients and shake well. Refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours or up to 6 hours.
- Place rice and water in a medium pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, partially cover and cook for 25 to 30 minutes or until the water is absorbed and the rice is cooked through yet still firm.
- Take chicken out of the refrigerator 20 minutes before cooking. In a large non-skillet over medium heat, warm 1 tablespoon sesame oil. Add the chicken. Cook for 4 minutes without touching. Flip and cook an additional 2 minutes. Add remaining 1 tablespoon sesame oil and eggplant slices. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes, or until the eggplant begins to soften and brown. Add the scallions and cilantro, and stir. Cook until the chicken is nicely browned all over and the eggplant is tender. Spread rice evenly on a serving dish and sprinkle with sesame seeds and cashews, and, if desired, chopped fresh cilantro.
Chili Eggplants recipe by Teczcape
Lebanese-Style Stuffed Baby Eggplant recipe from Fresh Cracked Pepper
Stuffed Baby Eggplant in Peanut Sesame Sauce recipe from The Steaming Pot
Grilled Baby Eggplant with Queso Fresco and Lime recipe from Not Eating Out in New York