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Fruit Roll Up: How to Grill Sliced Eggplant and 3 Ways to Stuff It

Grilling Joshua Bousel 9 comments

Bland, with little nutritional value, the common globe eggplant just kind of exists, neither offensive nor especially appealing. But gussied up with any manner of flavor additions, it can be instantly transformed from ho-hum fruit to the life of the party. More

Eggplant Spirals With Greek Yogurt, Tomatoes, and Cucumber

Serious Eats Joshua Bousel Post a comment

A quick and fresh appetizer or side dish, these grilled eggplant rolls get some Greek love thanks to an herbed-packed blend of yogurt and feta. Diced fresh tomatoes and cucumbers add a little contrasting crunch to the creamy filling. More

Grilled Eggplant Rollatini

Serious Eats Joshua Bousel Post a comment

Making double use of the grill, dish of rollatini starts with eggplant slices that are until tender and browned, then sees them returned to the grill as rollatini in a covered baking dish, just long enough for the cheese to melt and the marinara sauce to heat through. More

20 Eggplant Recipes for Summer

Niki Achitoff-Gray Post a comment

Eggplant's a mighty versatile vegetable. Not only does it play well with others, but it whips up into creamy dips; adds sweet and smoky flavor to grilled sides; and absorbs braising liquids and marinades for rich, meaty mains. We've pulled together 20 of our favorite eggplant recipes to make the most of summer's bounty. More

Eggplant Meatballs From 'The VB6 Cookbook'

Cook the Book Kate Williams 10 comments

Hearty and versatile eggplant has got to be one of the best vegetable substitutes for meat. Mark Bittman uses the nightshade as the base for meat-less meatballs in his new VB6 Cookbook. Once baked, the tender "meatballs" are surprisingly flavorful (as long as you don't skimp on the salt), making it easy to forget that you may normally be eating beef. More

Eggplant Meatballs From 'The VB6 Cookbook'

Serious Eats Kate Williams 2 comments

Hearty and versatile eggplant has got to be one of the best vegetable substitutes for meat. Mark Bittman uses the nightshade as the base for meat-less meatballs in his new VB6 Cookbook. Once baked, the tender "meatballs" are surprisingly flavorful (as long as you don't skimp on the salt), making it easy to forget that you may normally be eating beef. More

Pressure Cooker Thai Green Chicken Curry With Eggplant and Kabocha Squash

Daniel Gritzer 11 comments

This fragrant, hearty, Thai-style chicken curry tastes like it took hours to prepare, but it cooks in a pressure cooker in just 20 minutes. Pieces of sweet kabocha squash and eggplant break down into the coconut-milk-based sauce, thickening it and adding layers of flavor. More

Roasted Vegetable and Goat Cheese Shooter's-Style Sandwich

Serious Eats J. Kenji López-Alt 5 comments

Roasted vegetables, caramelized onions, and goat cheese are packed into a hollowed out loaf of bread, wrapped tightly, and then pressed under heavy weights for several hours to pack all the flavors into a perfect, bite-height sandwich. More

The Food Lab: For the Best Baba Ganoush, Go For a Spin

The Food Lab J. Kenji López-Alt 30 comments

I used to hate all things eggplant. Until I had my first taste of really great baba ganoush. It was made by a good friend of mine, an Israeli line cook who'd take time out of her afternoon to hover over the eggplants slowly charring over the open flames of the kitchen's burners, waiting until they were meltingly tender, before recruiting me to carefully peel them before she'd mix them up with lemon juice, tahini, garlic, and olive oil. The resulting dip was simultaneously smoky, savory, bright, and creamy...and I was addicted. More

The Best Baba Ganoush

Serious Eats J. Kenji López-Alt 9 comments

Rich, smoky, and creamy, our recipe for baba ganoush uses the salad spinner to concentrate flavor and a slow emulsion method for the ultimate in dippable texture. More

Eggplant "Ricotta" Stacks From 'Nom Nom Paleo'

Cook the Book Kate Williams Post a comment

This trio of eggplant, tomato, and ricotta cheese makes for a hearty, if not terribly exciting, twist on a caprese salad. Give the appetizer a Paleo twist, though, and the dish transforms into something far more interesting. Michelle Tam's recipe in her new cookbook, Nom Nom Paleo, pairs eggplant slices (coated in ghee and broiled) with thick tomato steaks, a balsamic and shallot reduction, and her own macadamia nut-based ricotta "cheese." More

Eggplant "Ricotta" Stacks From 'Nom Nom Paleo'

Serious Eats Kate Williams 6 comments

This trio of eggplant, tomato, and ricotta cheese makes for a hearty, if not terribly exciting, twist on a caprese salad. Give the appetizer a Paleo twist, though, and the dish transforms into something far more interesting. Michelle Tam's recipe in her new cookbook, Nom Nom Paleo, pairs eggplant slices (coated in ghee and broiled) with thick tomato steaks, a balsamic and shallot reduction, and her own macadamia nut-based ricotta "cheese." More

Pasta With Rich and Hearty Mushroom Bolognese

Serious Eats J. Kenji López-Alt 20 comments

A rich and hearty mushroom, tomato, and red wine ragù perfect for a cold winter day. More

Dinner Tonight: Spaghetti With Tomato Sauce and Pan-Fried Eggplant

Dinner Tonight Nick Kindelsperger 1 comment

At its base, this is just a simple spaghetti and tomato sauce recipe—a satisfying classic for sure, but not exactly the most exciting dinner of the week. But if you add a handful of crispy slices of pan-fried eggplants on top, along with a shower of parmesan cheese, and you have a meal with a variety of textures and some real heft. More

Spaghetti With Tomato Sauce and Pan-Fried Eggplant

Serious Eats Nick Kindelsperger 3 comments

At its base, this is just a simple spaghetti and tomato sauce recipe—a satisfying classic for sure, but not exactly the most exciting dinner of the week. But if you add a handful of crispy slices of pan-fried eggplants on top, along with a shower of parmesan cheese, and you have a meal with a variety of textures and some real heft. More

Andy Ricker's Kaeng Khiaw Waan Luuk Chin Plaa (Green Curry With Fish Balls and Eggplant) From 'Pok Pok'

Cook the Book Kate Williams 2 comments

Green curry was the first Thai food I remember eating. My parents would make it with jarred curry paste, coconut milk, green beans, potatoes, and chicken—I trust many of you are familiar with this meal. I loved this curry, and in fact still make it occasionally when the craving strikes. But the green curry in Andy Ricker's Pok Pok cookbook is on a whole different level. More

Andy Ricker's Kaeng Khiaw Waan Luuk Chin Plaa (Green Curry With Fish Balls and Eggplant) From 'Pok Pok'

Serious Eats Kate Williams Post a comment

Green curry was the first Thai food I remember eating. My parents would make it with jarred curry paste, coconut milk, green beans, potatoes, and chicken--I trust many of you are familiar with this meal. I loved this curry, and in fact still make it occasionally when the craving strikes. The green curry in Andy Ricker's Pok Pok cookbook is nothing like that curry. More

Vegetarian: Maqluba (Rice Layered With Tomatoes, Eggplant, and Cauliflower)

Vegetarian Lauren Rothman 3 comments

This version of maqluba is a showstopper: a tall, golden savory cake filled to bursting with tender vegetables and crowned with yielding rounds of tomatoes. More

Vegetarian Maqluba (Rice Layered With Tomatoes, Eggplant, and Cauliflower)

Serious Eats Lauren Rothman 6 comments

This version of maqluba is a showstopper: a tall, golden savory cake filled to bursting with tender vegetables and crowned with yielding rounds of tomatoes. More

Video: Turkish Mezze

Daniel Klein 2 comments

Go to many traditional Turkish restaurants in Istanbul, and your meal will begin when a waiter parks his double decker cart next to your table, full of delicious mezze dishes for you to choose from: Feta, braised beans, hummus, grilled octopus salad, grain salads, hummus...we can't think of a better way to start a meal. More

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