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Eggplant

August 26th, 2019Food

Eggplant’s spongy texture becomes soft and creamy once cooked. The purple skin contains anthocyanin, the same antioxidant that gives blueberries its “superfood” status.

HOW TO CHOOSE

  • Look for shiny, smooth skin
  • Should be firm and feel heavy for its size
  • Smaller eggplants tend to be less bitter and have less seeds

HOW TO PREPARE

  • Rinse and wipe dry. Cut off stem and discard
  • Slice, cube or cut in half
  • Enjoy roasted, grilled, broiled, stuffed, in casseroles, stir fries and curries

HOW TO STORE

  • Eggplants have a relatively short shelf-life:
    • 1-2 days at room temperature
    • 5-7 days refrigerated

HOW TO FREEZE

  • Cut into cubes or slices
  • Roast at 200°C for 30 min
  • Cool, transfer to a container and freeze

GREAT WAYS TO PREPARE EGGPLANT!

  • Add to your next curry or stir fry.
  • Roast and mix with a whole grain (couscous, quinoa, brown rice, etc.).
  • Substitute eggplant slices for noodles in lasagna, or make Moussaka.
  • Make stuffed eggplant boats: halve eggplant, scoop out the center and fill with a mixture of cooked rice, lean ground meat mixed in tomato sauce. Bake at 200°C for around 40 minutes.

Recipes

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Quick stir fried eggplant:

Roasted vegetables with couscous: