This is my first post after about a month of enjoying this list. Here
are a few tips for Jenka regarding eggplant caviar, which I make very
1) I slice and salt my eggplant to draw out bitterness. Let it
rest in a colander in the sink for about 20 minutes. Then I
rinse it VERY well under cold water. Grill the slices well
and peel the skin off (you can leave it in if you like) OR
Just pop the whole eggplant in the oven and roast it well
until it puffs up (I think about 350 for 20 should do,
I just watch it)...scoop out the flesh.
2) In a processor add:
garlic (I use lots)
some lemon juice
(it helps with the texture, use as much as you like)
a little cumin
(If you salt the eggplant at the beginning don't add salt)
parsley or cilantro or both
3) Whirl it all up.
I love this stuff! No fat and lots of flavor. Once you make it you'll
know what you like to put in it. I personally don't use tahini, but
it's probably traditional. I bet tomatoes are good in it as well. You
could chop them separately and stir in after processing.
HTH...Cheers to all.