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Turkish eggplant salad #1002



In Istanbul they told me many times: we are experts in one thousand and one way to cook eggplant. And indeed they are. Eggplant salad on a menu can stand for a dozen different things. One of our dinners included two eggplant starters plus one eggplant side dish and so different all these were that nobody felt overwhelmed by eggplant. However there is much beyond the classics. My favorite eggplant starter in Istanbul was a chef's special at Meze by Lemon Tree restaurant - spicy fried eggplant with sweet tomato sauce and creamy yogurt topping. I couldn't trace it in google, but I still found a way to make it. Trial and error method always works if you go on with it long enough. Read more...

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apinkpanthress
Apr. 15th, 2013 09:10 pm (UTC)
Ah, eggplants... *slurp* We Turks(or half-Turks) love them so much!
pinchofcinnamon
Apr. 16th, 2013 06:11 am (UTC)
oh, yes, for this reason I sometimes think I should have been born in Turkey :)
apinkpanthress
Apr. 16th, 2013 12:19 pm (UTC)
Hmhmm... a fellow eggplant/aubergine lover!
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