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  1. Grilled Eggplant

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    Ingredients

    • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
    • Salt and pepper
    • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
    • 1/4 teaspoon minced jalapenos
    • 4 small eggplants, halved lengthwise
    • ½ cup grape tomatoes, cut in half
    • Vegetable oil
    • Chopped fresh mint or cilantro leaves

    Instructions

    Make a paste by smashing the garlic with a little salt and add to a small bowl. Whisk in the vinegar, soy, sesame oil, and jalapenos, and then add sliced grape tomatoes.

    Heat grill to high. Brush eggplant with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill until slightly charred and just cooked through. Slice each half into 1/2-inch slices and place on a platter. Drizzle with the vinegar and grape tomato dressing and sprinkle with mint or cilantro.

    Mama Bon says: The secret is in the grilling—grill just until slightly charred and just cooked through for the best tasting eggplant. Buen Apetito

  2. Oven Roasted Eggplant

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    Serves 8

    Instructions

    • ½ cup olive oil
    • 3 tablespoon fresh lime juice
    • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    • 2 garlic cloves coarsely chopped with 1 teaspoon of sea salt
    • ½ cup of fresh basil leaves packed tightly
    • 2 medium eggplant, trim ends & cut into ¼” round slices
    • ¼ cup toasted pine nuts

    Instructions

    Put the first five ingredients in a blender and half of the fresh basil. Reserve ¼ cup of the sauce.

    Use the remaining sauce to coat the eggplant slices, making sure all sides are well coated. Place slices on a roasting pan making sure they are spread out evenly. Place pan in the lower part of the oven. Broil for 8 minutes then turn over and broil 7 more minutes. Serve individually or on a platter and drizzle with the remaining ¼ cup of sauce, chopped fresh basil and roasted pine nuts.

    Mama Bon says: The sauce with the fresh basil and roasted pine nuts makes this appetizer one your guests will never forget! Buen Apetito