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Best Grilled Japanese Eggplant

IMG_3710Wonderful grilled veggies including eggplant and topped with farro

Jackson & me

Jackson & me

Justin and Jackson

Justin and Jackson

Best grilled Japanese eggplant

Chef Jackson Rouse, of the iconic Rookwood restaurant in Mt. Adams, was a guest on my cable TV show and showed me a cool trick for grilling Japanese or other small eggplant. Cut eggplant in half horizontally. Score in a cross hatch pattern. Don’t go all the way through. Toss with salt and a bit of olive oil. Cook on hot grill, turning once. This way, the scoring not only allows the eggplant to cook faster, it helps release any moisture that may be in the eggplant, but not so much that the eggplant gets tough. I  couldn’t get enough of this eggplant – simple and so yummy.

Good for you

Overall, eggplants have a lot of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C. The peel has potent anti-oxidants and protects the lipids (fats) in brain cell membranes from damage.

I wanted to take a photo of my videographer and media production specialist, Justin Hawthorne. He’s the genius behind the filming of the show and photos taken.  Thanks, Justin!

Rita

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