Roasted Eggplant Boats
Recipe from River Cottage
Eggplant has become one of our favorites.
If you do not like eggplant or had a bad first time with eggplant, try this trick.
My husband learned that sprinkling salt on your eggplant and letting it sit for 15 to 20 minutes helps get any bitter juice out of the eggplant.
You can see this in the above photo, the bitter juice coming out.
After the 15 to 20 minutes, wash off the eggplant in cold water. Pat dry and continue with your recipe.
On to the recipe....
Preheat your oven to 375°
Cut the eggplant half lengthwise.
Using a small, sharp knife, make a series of deep slashes diagonally across the flesh, going about two - thirds of the way into the flesh, but not right through to the skin. You want to end up with 6 to 10 slashes....depending on the size of your eggplant.
Mix garlic and parsley with olive oil.
My favorite part, I give my eggplant a garlic, parsley, olive oil bath.
The eggplant are ready for the pan.
In a roasting pan, place the eggplant halves, flesh side up!
Roast for 50 minuets, or until deep golden brown and completely tender.
Let the eggplant set for 5 minuets and ENJOY!
Joy List Monday
a weekly ritual
a reminder to stop and pay attention to the little beauties and graces that make life magical and to set aside time for gratitude each day
♥ old movies ~ Mr. Smith Goes to Washington with James Stewart
♥ eating Orchard popcorn ~ a new pink popcorn we found at an apple orchard
it is delicious with a dash of salt
♥ continuing to harvest vegetables and flowers from the garden
♥ enjoying the full moon with Jeremy
♥ a surprise visit from my parents on Friday