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Grilled Japanese Eggplant

Post by Hovannes » Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:52 pm

I've always gotten Ichibans, give the skins a coat of olive oil for protection and place them on the grill. Nothing special, but easy and delicious.
Today I came across Millionaires at the farm market, which are much thicker and larger than the usual Ichibans so I sliced them in half lengthwise, drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with kosher salt and lemon pepper.
Probably the tastiest Japanese Eggplant we've had!

What are your grilled Japanese Eggplant recipes?
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Re: Grilled Japanese Eggplant

Post by Fainn » Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:57 pm

Ichiban's had great shrimp.
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Post by hugodrax » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:29 am

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Re: Grilled Japanese Eggplant

Post by Craft » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:04 am

Sounds delicious.

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Re: Grilled Japanese Eggplant

Post by Goose55 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:14 am

I have tried growing my own several times with no success. Pack rats always get to them before they sprout and all that remains are broken shells.
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Re: Grilled Japanese Eggplant

Post by JimVH » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:35 am

I always seem to get bitter eggplants. What’s the secret to picking them?
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Re: Grilled Japanese Eggplant

Post by Hovannes » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:02 pm

JimVH wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:35 am
I always seem to get bitter eggplants. What’s the secret to picking them?
The past few years in my garden have been disappointing for eggplants and cucumbers, so I've been getting them a farmer's markets instead
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Re: Grilled Japanese Eggplant

Post by FredS » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:08 pm

Hovannes wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:02 pm
JimVH wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:35 am
I always seem to get bitter eggplants. What’s the secret to picking them?
The past few years in my garden have been disappointing for eggplants and cucumbers, so I've been getting them a farmer's markets instead
In case you missed it Jim, the secret is buying your eggplants at the same farmers markets Hov does.
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Re: Grilled Japanese Eggplant

Post by GaryInVA » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:54 pm

FredS wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:08 pm
Hovannes wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:02 pm
JimVH wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:35 am
I always seem to get bitter eggplants. What’s the secret to picking them?
The past few years in my garden have been disappointing for eggplants and cucumbers, so I've been getting them a farmer's markets instead
In case you missed it Jim, the secret is buying your eggplants at the same farmers markets Hov does.
I vaguely remember from a cooking show to coat the eggplant with salt to draw out the bitterness, allow to sit for a while, wash off, then cook.
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Re: Grilled Japanese Eggplant

Post by hugodrax » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:39 pm

GaryInVA wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:54 pm
FredS wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:08 pm
Hovannes wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:02 pm
JimVH wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:35 am
I always seem to get bitter eggplants. What’s the secret to picking them?
The past few years in my garden have been disappointing for eggplants and cucumbers, so I've been getting them a farmer's markets instead
In case you missed it Jim, the secret is buying your eggplants at the same farmers markets Hov does.
I vaguely remember from a cooking show to coat the eggplant with salt to draw out the bitterness, allow to sit for a while, wash off, then cook.
This is a subject close to my heart. The younger the eggplant, the less chance for tannins to build up in the skin. Everybody buys big honking eggplants and then doctor em up (salt covers, but it's only a mask). Immature seeds and tenderly young skin are demonstrably better.
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Re: Grilled Japanese Eggplant

Post by Goose55 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:46 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:39 pm
GaryInVA wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:54 pm
FredS wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:08 pm
Hovannes wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:02 pm
JimVH wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:35 am
I always seem to get bitter eggplants. What’s the secret to picking them?
The past few years in my garden have been disappointing for eggplants and cucumbers, so I've been getting them a farmer's markets instead
In case you missed it Jim, the secret is buying your eggplants at the same farmers markets Hov does.
I vaguely remember from a cooking show to coat the eggplant with salt to draw out the bitterness, allow to sit for a while, wash off, then cook.
This is a subject close to my heart. The younger the eggplant, the less chance for tannins to build up in the skin. Everybody buys big honking eggplants and then doctor em up (salt covers, but it's only a mask). Immature seeds and tenderly young skin are demonstrably better.
Demonstrably
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Re: Grilled Japanese Eggplant

Post by Goose55 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:47 pm

Goose55 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:14 am
I have tried growing my own several times with no success. Pack rats always get to them before they sprout and all that remains are broken shells.
I'm disappointed and hurt that no one picked up on my joke.
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Re: Grilled Japanese Eggplant

Post by hugodrax » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:25 pm

Goose55 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:47 pm
Goose55 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:14 am
I have tried growing my own several times with no success. Pack rats always get to them before they sprout and all that remains are broken shells.
I'm disappointed and hurt that no one picked up on my joke.
Wish I could help, but I don't get it.
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Re: Grilled Japanese Eggplant

Post by Del » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:45 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:39 pm
GaryInVA wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:54 pm
FredS wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:08 pm
Hovannes wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:02 pm
JimVH wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:35 am
I always seem to get bitter eggplants. What’s the secret to picking them?
The past few years in my garden have been disappointing for eggplants and cucumbers, so I've been getting them a farmer's markets instead
In case you missed it Jim, the secret is buying your eggplants at the same farmers markets Hov does.
I vaguely remember from a cooking show to coat the eggplant with salt to draw out the bitterness, allow to sit for a while, wash off, then cook.
This is a subject close to my heart. The younger the eggplant, the less chance for tannins to build up in the skin. Everybody buys big honking eggplants and then doctor em up (salt covers, but it's only a mask). Immature seeds and tenderly young skin are demonstrably better.
I am organizing a road trip to Pittsburg for a demonstration of how better. Who's in?
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Re: Grilled Japanese Eggplant

Post by hugodrax » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:47 pm

Del wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:45 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:39 pm
GaryInVA wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:54 pm
FredS wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:08 pm
Hovannes wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:02 pm
JimVH wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:35 am
I always seem to get bitter eggplants. What’s the secret to picking them?
The past few years in my garden have been disappointing for eggplants and cucumbers, so I've been getting them a farmer's markets instead
In case you missed it Jim, the secret is buying your eggplants at the same farmers markets Hov does.
I vaguely remember from a cooking show to coat the eggplant with salt to draw out the bitterness, allow to sit for a while, wash off, then cook.
This is a subject close to my heart. The younger the eggplant, the less chance for tannins to build up in the skin. Everybody buys big honking eggplants and then doctor em up (salt covers, but it's only a mask). Immature seeds and tenderly young skin are demonstrably better.
I am organizing a road trip to Pittsburg for a demonstration of how better. Who's in?
Enjoy Kansas.
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Re: Grilled Japanese Eggplant

Post by Del » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:14 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:47 pm
Del wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:45 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:39 pm
GaryInVA wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:54 pm
FredS wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:08 pm
Hovannes wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:02 pm
JimVH wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:35 am
I always seem to get bitter eggplants. What’s the secret to picking them?
The past few years in my garden have been disappointing for eggplants and cucumbers, so I've been getting them a farmer's markets instead
In case you missed it Jim, the secret is buying your eggplants at the same farmers markets Hov does.
I vaguely remember from a cooking show to coat the eggplant with salt to draw out the bitterness, allow to sit for a while, wash off, then cook.
This is a subject close to my heart. The younger the eggplant, the less chance for tannins to build up in the skin. Everybody buys big honking eggplants and then doctor em up (salt covers, but it's only a mask). Immature seeds and tenderly young skin are demonstrably better.
I am organizing a road trip to Pittsburg for a demonstration of how better. Who's in?
Enjoy Kansas.
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Re: Grilled Japanese Eggplant

Post by hugodrax » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:20 pm

Del wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:14 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:47 pm
Del wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:45 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:39 pm
GaryInVA wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:54 pm
FredS wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:08 pm
Hovannes wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:02 pm
JimVH wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:35 am
I always seem to get bitter eggplants. What’s the secret to picking them?
The past few years in my garden have been disappointing for eggplants and cucumbers, so I've been getting them a farmer's markets instead
In case you missed it Jim, the secret is buying your eggplants at the same farmers markets Hov does.
I vaguely remember from a cooking show to coat the eggplant with salt to draw out the bitterness, allow to sit for a while, wash off, then cook.
This is a subject close to my heart. The younger the eggplant, the less chance for tannins to build up in the skin. Everybody buys big honking eggplants and then doctor em up (salt covers, but it's only a mask). Immature seeds and tenderly young skin are demonstrably better.
I am organizing a road trip to Pittsburg for a demonstration of how better. Who's in?
Enjoy Kansas.
Pittsburg-h.

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Cmon down. I'll cook.
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Re: Grilled Japanese Eggplant

Post by Hovannes » Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:54 pm

I went by the farm market today and picked up more Japanese eggplant, Italian peppers and corn for grilling tonight :D
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Re: Grilled Japanese Eggplant

Post by Goose55 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:19 pm

Hovannes wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:54 pm
I went by the farm market today and picked up more Japanese eggplant, Italian peppers and corn for grilling tonight :D
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Re: Grilled Japanese Eggplant

Post by hugodrax » Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:58 pm

Hovannes wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:54 pm
I went by the farm market today and picked up more Japanese eggplant, Italian peppers and corn for grilling tonight :D
So you know...and only because I like you, mind...a dribble of decent balsamic vinegar before you grill adds a ron od flavor. Don't tell Del, ok?
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