Whether you're looking for a quickie or a long romantic evening with Eggplant it's happy to accommodate. I can't say enough good things about this versatile and underrated veggie so here are a couple of things I've done with it lately that were delicious.
Inspired by Jaden's Steamy Kitchen, I halved some baby eggplants, brushed them with olive oil and roasted them at 375 F for 10 minutes. Then I put them under the broiler (set to high) for a couple of more minutes. I topped them with jarred Whole Foods brand artichoke bruschetta and fresh julienned basil. We had a quick tasty meal in less than fifteen minutes and it was colorful and well-presented to boot!
We also tried out Mario Batali's Eggplant Caponata recipe. This exotic rendition of caponata called for cinnamon and cocoa powder! The results were spicy, unique, and flavorful with just a hint of sweetness.