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Old 12-28-2011, 05:48 PM   #11
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Note to self: Must try soon. Sonds really good. Is that that place I called and they would not devulge the recipe?
Yup, Charlie. I'm wondering if the "brine" should be heated with the eggplant in it...I still have 2 more eggplants, and since I'm trying to duplicate the recipe, I might have to try that tonight.
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:51 PM   #12
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I want to make this !!!
Thanks--I'm flattered. I am going to do test 3 tonight where I follow test #2, but heat the brine, with the eggplant (kinda like B&B pickles), let it cool, and then add the vodka and lemon juice, fresh dill. I didn't think of that until now.
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:15 PM   #13
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I've read that it is the seeds that makes it bitter...so that's why I removed the seeds--these were big eggplants.
I once read that the eggplant is female/male and it is the female that has all the seeds. There is also a way to tell them apart when you are buying them. But I forgot what it was. Will have to look it up at the Extension site.
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Old 12-29-2011, 11:21 PM   #14
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I got distracted last night, so I didn't do test#3. Here is a pic of test#2. The eggplant is no longer tough...I think this is it! I added some lemon zest, squeeze of Meyer lemon juice, a bit more of freshly ground black pepper, a sprinkle of kosher salt, and more fresh dill on the plate. Hmmm...I don't think there will be any left for tomorrow night. Too bad I can't get to the city to compare this with the recipe I was trying to duplicate...although, I think I like this better! Most definitely is on my list of "things to do with eggplant (and dill!)". I could really see this being made with lemon-grass infused vodka or vinegar...and, yes, to speed it up, I could see brining the eggplant...YUMMMMM!
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Old 01-06-2012, 04:36 PM   #15
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First post here, and I think this recipe sounds great.

If I'm remembering correctly. a female eggplant will have more of a dimple in the not-stem-end compared with a male and also more seeds.

I think you could soften the eggplant by cooking it for a few minutes in the brine or even by steaming it for a bit first.

Looking forward to trying it!
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I made it and it was quite good. thanks !
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