Exploring the Wonderful World of Eggplant: A 3 Guys From Brooklyn Guide
Hey there, friends! It's your favorite produce market, 3 Guys From Brooklyn, here to chat about one of our favorite veggies: eggplant! We know some people have a love-hate relationship with this veggie, but we're here to change that! Eggplant is versatile, healthy, and oh so delicious (when prepared correctly, of course). Today, we'll highlight the various types of eggplant we sell and the differences in taste and flavor profile for each. Plus, we'll share a featured appetizer recipe for baba ghanoush where eggplant is the star of the dish. Let's dive in!
First up, let's chat about the most common type of eggplant, the Globe Eggplant. This eggplant is large and round with a beautiful purple hue. It has a mild flavor, perfect for absorbing any seasoning or spices in a dish. Plus, this type of eggplant is great for frying up into eggplant parmesan or grilling for a summer veggie platter.
Next, we have the Japanese Eggplant. This variety is longer and thinner than its Globe counterpart and has a deep purple color skin. It has a sweeter and creamier taste than the Globe Eggplant and is perfect for grilling or roasting. You can even use it in stir-fries or curries for added texture.
Moving on, we have the White Eggplant. As the name suggests, this type of eggplant has a white skin and milder flavor. It's slightly sweeter than the Globe Eggplant and has a firmer texture, making it perfect for stuffing or using in dips like baba ghanoush or hummus.
Lastly, we have the Graffiti Eggplant. This type of eggplant has a beautiful purple and white striped exterior and a creamy texture. It's mildly flavored and has a soft, velvety skin, making it perfect for roasting or sautéing. Plus, it's a beautiful addition to any veggie platter or salad.
Now, let's dive into our featured recipe, baba ghanoush. This recipe showcases eggplant as the main ingredient and is the perfect addition to any summer meal. To make this dish, you'll need to grill or char your eggplant to get that smoky flavor we all know and love. Once the eggplant is charred, scoop out the flesh and combine it with tahini, garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil. Mix together and serve with fresh veggies or pita chips.
Well folks, there you have it! An informative and delicious guide to eggplant, courtesy of your friends at 3 Guys From Brooklyn. We hope we've inspired you to try out some new eggplant recipes this summer and to appreciate the various types of eggplant we sell. Remember, always choose fresh and locally sourced produce for the best flavor and quality. Happy cooking!