Friday, November 3, 2017

AUBERGINE


Japanese aubergine are long and narrow with edible seeds. They are usually 4-5 inches long and 1-2 inches wide.

Aubergine is typically a fruit but eaten as a vegetable. It grow in the same manner like tomatoes and peppers. They are usually deep purple in color, vary in different shapes and sizes and are harvested in mid to late summers. You can find this vegetable at any farmer's market or at any grocery shop. They are the most versatile vegetable available all across the globe.

They can be planted both in containers or a small patch of the garden. Harvesting too early or harvesting too late, would lead to poor quality and poor storage and hence is a cause for bitter taste of the fruit.

They are long and narrow with edible seeds. They are usually 4-5 inches long and 1-2 inches wide. They are generally less bitter and more tender than the other varieties of eggplants.


We harvested lots of Japanese Aubergines this year

Spices like Oregano, dried basil, thyme, black pepper, garlic powder, goes well with Aubergine. There are various ways to cook aubergine. You can grill, roast, mash, stuff them with a flavorful filling and stir fry it. They are low in cholesterol and rich in antioxidants, magnesium, potassium, and dietary fiber. Best eaten fresh, they can be added in stews, salads, soups, dips, curries and purees.

This season we have harvested heaps of Japanese aubergines. I'm planning to make an easy stuffed aubergine recipe this week. It's super simple, healthy and delicious.

Have you ever tried stuffed aubergine recipe yet? It has a smooth, creamy texture and a smoky taste. I'm going to share the recipe this weekend! So, do check this space out!

13 comments:

  1. I love them and especially the smokey flavor of it. I cook by both stuffing and mashing it. Cant wait for your recipe.

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  2. I have never heard of this fruit but now I definitely want try it and cook it up! Might have to see if I can find a plant to grow and then try!

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  3. I don't think I've ever heard of an aubergine. I thought that was an eggplant! I'm intrigued now, though, and would love to try it!

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  4. I am not sure I have ever even heard of this. Do they sell it in most stores?

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  5. I always want to cook something with aubergines but then I don't lol. Thanks for posting this informative post - I am going to use it as a guide and finally make something with it!

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  6. I am so intrigued by these and want to try one. We have our local farmer's market this weekend so I'll have to look and see if I can find one.

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  7. I love aubergine but frankly i don't cook them as often. In my country we use to make a type of legume with them .

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  8. Love this. Just discovered different ways of eating this with Nigerian food. Great vegetable and it is always very fulling!

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  9. I have never tried these. I'm so curious to see how they differ in taste from eggplants, which I love!

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  10. I really like eggplants! I have yet to try this type, so I'll be on the look-out for it! sounds great. Maybe I'll even try growing some of my own ; )

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  11. I've never tried aubergine before but now I want to! Going to get some next time I'm at the store.

    April

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  12. I love making eggplant parmigiana! It is one of my faves, I can't wait to grow aubergine this summer to have it fresh!!

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  13. Here in our country, we just love broiling it.. And we'll eat it together with tomatoes, green mangoes and fish sauce!

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