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    Default Japanese eggplants

    I have a freakin' bag of them - any ideas?
    Any ideas for Italian or Thai dishes?
    Thanks!
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    Default Re: Japanese eggplants

    This is similar to something I do with eggplant. BTW this just gets better in the fridge and freezes very well.

    I usually add some chorizo, or other spicy cased meat, or ham along with the seafood.

    Frank's Super Bowl recipe: Shrimp and eggplant casserole | wwltv.com New Orleans

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    Default Re: Japanese eggplants

    - Green thai curry (just get the paste).
    - Slice them, grill, marinate in olive oil, balsamic and a ton of garlic. Eat cold on a nice bread with arugula/lettuce.

    Remember to salt 'em for a while to get the bitterness out.

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    Default Re: Japanese eggplants

    eggplant lasagna

    you make like regular lasagna except you replace the pasta with thinly sliced eggplant. peel all the skin of the lasagna. you can lightly salt then wipe of the bitterness before making. this is delicious.

    you can also lightly grill, and eat with ground ginger and soy sauce.

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    Default Re: Japanese eggplants

    Same things that you do with regular eggplant.

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    Default Re: Japanese eggplants

    Quote Originally Posted by maunahaole View Post
    Same things that you do with regular eggplant.
    I'm bored of those - lots of eggplants this year!
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    Quote Originally Posted by -HvA- View Post

    Remember to salt 'em for a while to get the bitterness out.
    What's up with this?
    I grew up with eggplants, and never salted them - is it like mushrooms where you sale them to 'loose their water?"
    How much? Buried?
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    Default Re: Japanese eggplants

    Just a dusting. However, I have never done this with japanese/long eggplant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maunahaole View Post
    Just a dusting. However, I have never done this with japanese/long eggplant.
    Thanks!
    These are the ones - there seems to be 4-5 kinds grown in the Verde valley.
    Long, skinny, purple is what i have a sack of.
    There are "regular" big purple ones but few people prefer them, smaller more pear shaped white-to-purple, long purple, Med/long yellow/purple.
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    Default Re: Japanese eggplants

    Quote Originally Posted by steve garro View Post
    What's up with this?
    I grew up with eggplants, and never salted them - is it like mushrooms where you sale them to 'loose their water?"
    How much? Buried?
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    I can taste the difference, they taste kinda bitter if you don't. I apply quite a bit of salt too, let it sit for 20 minutes or so, rinse off before using for cooking. Try it and let us know :)

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    Default Re: Japanese eggplants

    Quote Originally Posted by -HvA- View Post
    I can taste the difference, they taste kinda bitter if you don't. I apply quite a bit of salt too, let it sit for 20 minutes or so, rinse off before using for cooking. Try it and let us know :)
    I have found the salt and let drain thing a waste of time. YMMV !!!

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