Eggplants are now available in markets year round, but they are at their very best from August through October when they are in season. So, what kind should you buy?
While different varieties range slightly in taste and texture, you can expect eggplant to have a pleasantly bitter taste and spongy texture overall. That sponginess makes eggplant a great base for many dishes like Baba Ganoush, Ratatouille and Eggplant Parmigiana because it absorbs flavors so well. Eggplant is like a blank canvas for a cook!
In our latest video, Shelley shows you three different kinds of eggplant readily available at markets now, as she prepares spicy Szchewan Eggplant. Consider this a gateway dish for those of you who think you don't like eggplant. You'll love the flavor and spice!
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