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This is a classic Sicilian appetizer that works well hot or cold. Serve it over polenta or with toasted bread. Caponata 1 1/2 lbs eggplant partially peeled and cut into 1/2″ cubes 1 large rib celery diced fine 1 onion … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: An Italian Summer

We wish we could spend some time in Italy this summer, but we’ll have to settle for cooking up an Italian feast instead. Fried Sage Leaves Eggplant Parmesan Or if you prefer something a little lighter Stuffed Eggplant Chocolate Figs … Continue reading

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Sweet and Sour Baby Eggplant

This is a great, quick and healthy way to cook baby eggplant inspired by a recipe in Curry Easy. Do not overcook or they get gummy. Sweet and Sour Baby Eggplant 5-7 baby eggplant quartered almost to the end caps … Continue reading

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Eggplant Rolls Stuffed with Shrimp and Rice

Usually eggplant is just stuffed with different cheeses, but I thought why not something a little more difficult. I was also out of cheese at the time. This recipe makes use of premade frozen marinara to save time. If making … Continue reading

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Eggplant Stuffed with Chicken

This is a great use of leftover grilled chicken thighs and takes very little time to make. Use fresh, firm medium sized eggplant for this. Stuffed Eggplant with Cheese and Chicken 2 grilled chicken thighs chopped into small dice (about … Continue reading

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Eggplant Sandwiches

These started out as stuffed eggplant rolls, but the grilling process did not make the eggplant roll up well. Oh well sandwiches worked even better. To jazz this up even more layers of grilled red bell pepper could be alternated … Continue reading

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Eggplant and Potato Curry

The initial idea of combining eggplant and potato in a curry was inspired after trying an Indian restaurant in town. Their take had more of a mild broth-based sauce combined with a lentil puree but the flavor combination of the … Continue reading

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Greek Eggplant

Grill a bunch of grape tomatoes and mix them in with the eggplant. Eggplant Kebabs 1 eggplant cut into 1″ thick slices 1/2 cup greek yogurt 1 tbsp fresh mint minced 1 tbsp chopped fresh oregano 3 garlic cloves minced … Continue reading

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True Italian Vegetarian

More cheese never hurts either. Eggplant Parmesan 1 large eggplant 1 lb fresh mozzarella 1/2 cup grated Romano 8-10 basil leaves 1 qt marinara sauce 3 cups white flour roughly 2 eggs 2 tbsp chopped fresh oregano 1/2 cup wine … Continue reading

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Stuffed Eggplant

This is a quick side or a main course depending on the size and quantity of the eggplant on hand. Use fresh mozzarella and do not be afraid to really stuff in between each slice. Just make sure not to … Continue reading

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