Silky Aubergine With Asian Flavours
Category: Main Dishes | Blog URL: http://www.thecreativepot.net/2009/08/silky-aubergine-with-asian-flavours_12.html
This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.
I didn't believe Jamie Oliver when he said that steamed aubergine was a fantastic thing. In my mind it couldn't be anything else but mushy and rather flavourless. Surely it needed to be fried in oil or at least roasted in the oven with a drizzle of oil to be properly appreciated?
Turns out Jamie was right. Steaming the aubergines renders them light, flavourful and most of all silky-silky. Oh and the onion! I forgot about the onion. I was a bit skeptical as I layered the onion in with the beans, but thought oh what the heck. But to my surprise it came out beautifully soft (but not too soft) and sweet.
And can you believe the whole meal is done in less than half an hour? With ZERO fat? Yowzer. I'm curious to see what other culinary delights my bamboo steamer has to offer!