The writing and pictures in this recipe are spectacular, and it sounds like a wonderful alternative use for eggplant.

Kiran's Cooking Club

Without overstating it, I think there is something a bit regal about an aubergine. The deeply rich shade of purple; it reminds me of the most glorious Royal Robe. The kind with the white fur trimming.

Crowning the metaphor (excuse the double pun) is of course the crown on the aubergine – a glorious top, worn at a teasingly jaunty little angle.

This dish is a complete transformation of this royal vegetable – a de-robing if you will. But the transformation, once complete, is a feast fit for Royal taste buds.

The smokey flavour, the warm spices, the newly revealed  warm auburn colours; autumn on a plate. Perfect symbolism for this transformative season.

Transformations are dramatic, and this one is no different.

Place your aubergines (I have three medium -large ones) directly on your gas burners – on full flame. It will make a mess, but your house will be…

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About csamom

Living in Eastern Washington State for the past 15 years, I appreciate the wonderful produce we have available here. I am a working mom, with the typical active family. We have two children, a cat, a fish, and a snake.
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