Tuesday, July 31, 2012
1 eggplant(i prefer 2 chinese eggplant)
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
2 Tbsp. olive oil
½ tsp. salt
1/2 tsp.black pepper
½ tsp. dried basil
1½ tsp. dried oregano
Slice eggplant, sprinkle liberally with salt. Wrap in kitchen towel and let sit for half an hour. Rinse eggplant slices and pat dry. (if using chinese eggplant, just slice into half lengthwise and grill/broil without salt. This type of eggplant will not be bitter)
Grill eggplant on an oiled stovetop grill pan or broil in the oven until golden on both sides. Cool slightly and chop coarsely.
Sautė onions and garlic in olive oil until onion is transparent.
Add tomato and eggplant to onion mixture. Cook until tomato and eggplant are very soft. Crush the dried basil and oregano by rubbing them between the palms of your hand, then stir them in.
Transfer to food processor and blend well. Adjust seasonings.
Serve with crackers, toasted bread etc.
Posted by lily ng at 4:26 PM