Here are four eggplant ideas that will work for globe or Asian eggplant. Asian eggplants are what I got last week. They’re not as bitter as globe eggplants and don’t even have to be peeled.
1. Eggplant Parmesan: It’s quite a production. But if you’ve got the time, it is delicious. Here’s my recipe.
2. Fried eggplant: Follow the first steps of the Parmesan recipe and serve with marinara dipping sauce. Yum!
3. Baba ghanoush: An eggplant-tahini-garlic-lemon dip that’s great on pita bread or triscuits or carrots or spoons. There are lots of recipes out there; here’s a basic and delicious one.
4. Browse Bon Appetit’s summer vegetable slide show. It’s got a bunch of good-looking eggplant recipes as well as ones with zucchini, tomatoes, and corn.
I’m waffling between fried eggplant and Baba ghanoush. Maybe I’ll get more eggplant tomorrow and make both!