Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Wednesday’s Helping: Pre-salting Eggplants

Makes it more palatable
Eggplants can possess a very bitter taste so we suggest cooking them in strong flavors or try pre-salting these nightshades before inserting them in your favorite recipes. The Mixed Stew crew slices these fruits into rounds or wedges (depending on the shape) then sprinkles them with coarse salt. Allow the salted eggplant pieces to sit for 15 to 20 minutes. What will happen? The salt draws out juices and some of the natural bitterness of the eggplant. Remove the salt with a water bath or light rinsing. Next, prepare the eggplant as usual in any recipe calling for them.

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