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Old 09-07-2009, 03:08 PM   #1
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Eggplant meal suggestions

Just got home from vacation and found an abundance of eggplants.
I want to do something new with them, but here is the catch.

Not eggplant parmesan
Not Ratatouille
Must be vegetarian
Preferably not fried if possible.
Must be a main meal.

Thanks in advance, In the mean time Ill scout the internet fro something.



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Old 09-07-2009, 03:13 PM   #2
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Moussaka? Stuffed with tomatoes, onions and other squash?

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Old 09-07-2009, 03:28 PM   #3
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here's a start on a search:
eggplant recipes main dish vegetarian - Google Search

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Old 09-07-2009, 03:58 PM   #4
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I'll be making an Pasta Eggplant Smoked Mozzarella bake this week, but it's not my own recipe so I can't post it here.

Will also be making a delicious spicy Szechuan Eggplant stirfry this week, but again, can't post it here.

Maybe do web searches using my recipe titles & see what crops up?
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Old 09-07-2009, 04:31 PM   #5
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Breezy, you can post links to those recipes if they exist on the Net somewhere else. I would love to see the Szechuan stirfry one if you can show the link.
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Old 09-07-2009, 06:40 PM   #6
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We slice eggplan into rounds, brush with evoo and put it in the oven, lightly brown but not cooked all the way.. In the meantime make a sauce with lemon,butter, evoo,salt and pepper, take two slices, put your favorite cheese in the middle and make a sandwich out of it, then finish baking til cheese melts, take your sauce and drizzle over the eggplant sandwich. We serve with a tossed green salad and garlic bread.
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Old 09-07-2009, 06:57 PM   #7
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I often slice in 1 inch rounds, brush with oil and grill on bbq. When roasted on both sides, top with a slice of tomatoe and some chevre. CLose the lid on grill for a few mins to melt chevre. Serve.

Thinly sliced and grilled eggplant is also wonderful as a layer in lasagna.

Another good use: tofu/eggplant stirfry. I use firm tofu, eggplant (large cubes) loads of fresh garlic and some fresh mushrooms. Add a hadnful of carrots or red peppers for color. Make a sauce of water, tsp of corn starch, a dollop of black bean paste and a little rice wine vinegar. Sear all ingredients and then add sauce to hot pan, tossing to coat and thicken.

Remove from heat and add a sprinkling of sesame oil. Serve with rice. Fast and easy.
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Old 09-07-2009, 07:41 PM   #8
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similar to using instead of noodles in lasagna like Janet H said, you can also do rollitni(sp?) Thinly sliced, toped with a little tomato sauce and your choice of cheese or cheeses. Roll it up top with more sauce and cheese pack them tightly in a pan to serve cassarole style or looser to serve indivinually as an main or an app. You can add any other meat of veg that you like into the roll.
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Old 09-07-2009, 08:44 PM   #9
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Greek eggplant salad or what is it name sltan Obalduy (completely made this one up) cannot remember the real name.
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Old 09-08-2009, 03:18 AM   #10
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eggpant and scrambled eggs

Im not a fan of eggplant but my mom has this egg plant with w/ scrambbled egg thats really good..it's called Tortang Talong (eggplant omelet )

Ingredients :

250 g. of ground lean pork
1 tbsp. of finely minced garlic
1/2 c. of finely chopped onions
3/4 c. of coarsely chopped tomatoes
1 bell pepper, finely chopped
4 eggs, beaten
1 tbsp. of flour
4-5 talong (eggplants)
salt and pepper
cooking oil
Cooking procedure :

Mix together all the ingredients except the eggplants and the cooking oil.
Cook the eggplants (boil, steam, grill or broil) until soft but not mushy. Peel off the skins, leaving the stems intact. Using a fork, flatten the meat of the eggplants. Divide the pork mixture into as many eggplants you prepared. Place the mixture on the flattened eggplants, patting the meat to make sure it is compact.
Heat a skillet or wok. Add about 2 tbsp. of cooking oil and heat until smoking. Carefully slide one stuffed eggplant onto the hot oil. Cook over medium-high heat, about 5-7 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Add more cooking oil as you cook a new eggplant.
Serve with catsup.
If you want a really special tortang talong, lay a slice of cheese on the flattened eggplant before adding the pork mixture on top.
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