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Old 08-09-2009, 10:56 PM   #1
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Eggplant, Banana Peppers and tomatoes

I bought a plant from a local greenhouse that had eggplant, tomatoes and banana peppers (I think) in it. Currently the banana peppers are yellow shading to red, the eggplants range from about 4 inches to 8 inches long but they are all pretty small in diameter. No more than about 1.5 inches. The tomatoes are all ripening nicely too. Now...can I do something with all of these in combination? And when are the eggplants ready? Can I blanch and freeze the peppers to use in salsa later?

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Old 08-10-2009, 12:39 AM   #2
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Ratatouille?
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I make hummus, add roasted eggplant, pureed. Put it on a croustade, or crackers, top with a fresh pico de gallo. Remember, when one freezes peppers they will thaw and be limp. They will still have flavor, but the texture will be changed.
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:12 AM   #4
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Hmmm, OK, those are both good ideas. Pico de gallo is definitely first up.

Does anyone know if my eggplant are ready to go now? They are a lovely deep purple, but like I said, they are on the smallish side. Should I wait a bit?
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:41 AM   #5
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Hmmm, OK, those are both good ideas. Pico de gallo is definitely first up.

Does anyone know if my eggplant are ready to go now? They are a lovely deep purple, but like I said, they are on the smallish side. Should I wait a bit?
Eggplants have several varieties.Some are long and slender like a cucumber,pear shaped,and as small as a tomato.

This might help you to determine what type you have.

Eggplant Seeds and Eggplant Plants for sale - Burpee


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Old 08-10-2009, 07:29 PM   #6
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Munky YOU are S M R T!!!

I have Millionaire Hybrid eggplants, and they are nearly ready to use. WOOHOO! Thanks so much you guys. I knew I would get the answers I needed here.
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Jutst the other day , I was in the same situation with my peppers, tomatoes and eggplant. I did the ratatoullie, added some olives. When all finished , tossed it with rigatoni and a little parmesan cheese. I saw Jacques Pepin do it in an episode once, and i wanted to mix things up a bit.
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Jutst the other day , I was in the same situation with my peppers, tomatoes and eggplant. I did the ratatoullie, added some olives. When all finished , tossed it with rigatoni and a little parmesan cheese. I saw Jacques Pepin do it in an episode once, and i wanted to mix things up a bit.
Do you have a recipe you could post? Or a link? I'd love to see it. I've never made ratatouille before.
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This link shoud have both the video demonstration and the recipe ( to the right).
Episode 225: Vegetable Fête | Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way
I basically followed the recipe, but kinda added my own twist on it .
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