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Ideas for pretty green Thai eggplant?


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Ideas for pretty green Thai eggplant?

rworange | Sep 4, 2006 07:26 PM

A local farmers market was selling these and they looked so pretty and fresh that I figured I'd buy some and figure out what to do with them later.

Here's a good picture and description

The recipes on the site are just regular eggplant recipes.

This site gets a little poetic about the the Thai eggplant ... "the culinary palate can dance like tomorrow" ... and said it can be eaten raw.

So I tried it raw. Actually it was pleasant and not bitter like the more common eggplant. The texture like a raw summer squash. The skin was really great with a crispy snap.

BUT ... I don't suggest it. There was a spicy flavor and heat to it ... and then my throat started to close up. This thing is a member of the nightshade family and I'm guessing should be cooked.

Too, bad, I was hoping to make some sort of fresh salsa out of them.

Unless I hear something better, I'm going to fry them like an eggplant and serve with sriracha ... and this is the advice I'm getting from the site that told me to eat it raw.

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