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Eggplant Recipes

Salate de Vinete, a Romanian eggplant dip, is a very simple traditional Romanian dish. It is similar to the Middle Eastern dish, Baba Ghanoush, but without tahini (toasted sesame seed paste).   Our version of Romanian Eggplant Dip also includes green onions for a little extra color and flavor.  Salate de Vinete (or Aubergine dip) is …

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Zacusca is a slow-cooked eggplant and red pepper spread. This traditional Romanian dish is made in Autumn when its main ingredients, eggplants, and gogosari peppers are in season. Gogosari peppers are very similar to red bell peppers, which is what I use in this recipe.  During our time in Romania, we came to enjoy having …

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Roasting eggplant (or aubergine) is our favorite way of cooking eggplant. When it is also combined with a few simple ingredients, this easy recipe is a perfect example of Mediterranean cuisine.   Mediterranean roasted eggplant recipes usually begin with the simple yet transformative act of roasting eggplant until its flesh becomes creamy and smoky. These dishes …

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While traveling through Italy, Eggplant Parmesan (or Aubergine Parmesan) became one of my favorite dishes. While the name “Parmigiana” might suggest a connection to the Italian city of Parma, the dish does not originate from that region. Instead, it is believed that the name “Parmigiana” is derived from the Sicilian dialect term “parmiciana” or “parmiciana,” …

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Our stuffed eggplant recipe is one of our favorites, and it’s really easy to prepare. If you aren’t typically a fan of this vegetable, this preparation may very well change your mind History of Stuffed Eggplant Baked stuffed eggplant recipes have been around a long time. Mentions of delicious stuffed eggplant in Turkey, known as …

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I ran across this dish on a month-long visit to Istanbul. Eggplant was in season at the time and we were able to sample quite a few dishes that were new to me. I love traveling to places that aren’t afraid of variety, spice and flavor – Istanbul is one such place. This dish is served …

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