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Look at these beauties! They are Kermit Eggplant, otherwise known as Thai Eggplant.
We will be bringing these to market tomorrow so be sure to check them out. They are mini eggplant, about 2 to 3 inches in diameter.
Marinated Kermit Eggplants with Japanese Flavors
By Ilene Rosen
For the Japanese vinegarette:
1/4 cup Japanese rice vinegar
1/4 cup mirin (sweet rice wine)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 TBSP soy sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced
In a large bowl, whisk together all the ingredients.
For the Eggplant
4 Kermit eggplants (aka Thai Eggplants), stems on (or substitute other small eggplants)
an X in the bottom of each eggplant, extending up to the stem cap,
cutting through the flesh to almost quarter the eggplant, but leaving it
attached at the stem. Add the eggplants to the vinaigrette and marinate
about 20 minutes, tossing several times.
Preheat oven to 350.
Place the eggplants on a baking sheet with sides, reserving the
marinade. Roast the eggplants until soft, 30 to 40 minutes. Toss with
the reserved marinade and then drain. Serve warm or at room temperature.