Remember funny movie "Ivan Vasilyevich Changes Occupation"?A phrase stolnichego "aubergine, overseas ..." - and sweetly grinning face close-up?There are usually older people start to smile, the children were turning his head in bewilderment.What's so surprising?Eggplant - a vegetable for a long time acquaintance.What kind of eggs such "foreign"?
Should I embark on an explanation of what the eggplant imported to us from distant countries, was oncegimmick?Homeland Eggplant - South Asia, tropical zone of the Indian subcontinent, Europe became acquainted with this wonderful vegetable only in the XV century, and its popularity and cultivation took place only in the XIX century.In the south they affectionately called "little blue", and rarely a feast is held without the presence of an eggplant on a table.
He got on our tables thanks to the Arabs and the Turks, who brought it to Europe via the Balkans, during his trips to
«eggplant caviar overseas" - thing of the past, now cooking recipes and little secrets of how best to apply them, known to every housewife.Dishes cooked with eggplant, nutritious and delicious and, more importantly, are easy to prepare.Continue in the same spirit, singing serenades and praises "overseas visitors" can be infinitely long, but we prefer to tell his readers something more interesting to share their culinary secrets and little tricks.
eggplant with meat
- a few (2-3) medium eggplant;
- onions or bunch green onions;
- minced beef - 500 g;
- big fat cream or sour cream (a few tablespoons);
- salt and spices to taste.
ingredients are?Then proceed.
main product dishes - eggplant, we select them carefully, they should be smooth and even, with no cracks and outgrowths.Color quality of vegetables: dark purple or light purple.The color should be uniform across the surface of the vegetable.In unripe - green tails, while there are usually overripe spot.
Eggplant mine, cut along, but not completely, the upper part should be left nedorezanny.
chopped onions and carrots, fry in oil until golden brown.Roasted vegetables add to the minced meat.Season with salt and add the spices it that you particularly like.Eggplant are good herbs, oregano, basil, but with these spices is not joking, they can kill the flavor and give the dish a special peculiarity, which is not to everybody's liking.Stuffing mix, then add to it sour cream or cream and mix well again.
Now minced meat to be laid between the layers of eggplant, which also reveal the manner of a fan.
vegetables ready, and now put them on a greased baking sheet and bake until fully tender.It should be noted that they do not rub before cooking salt.It is believed that this will get rid of some bitterness, in fact, this is just the juice, which knits in her mouth.Eggplant, rubbed with salt, typically produce juice and do not absorb oil.Therefore, if you do not rub them with salt, oil, soaked them, removes unnecessary bitterness.
Today it has become fashionable to eat healthy and safe food.The ranks of vegetarians are growing, people tend to eliminate meat from your diet.Such people we offer this diet recipe , as a way to diversify your own desk.
eggplant - a vegetable with good taste, rich and has a mass of healing properties.He is able to rid the body of excess cholesterol, maintain normal acid-base balance, and besides, it is called "vegetable longevity."But that's not all.It potassium these deposits which helps adjust the cardiovascular system.Even the eggplant skin helps fight atherosclerosis and metabolic disorders.A good reason to cook vegetables along with the skin.
- onions and carrots;
- few cloves of garlic;
- salt and spices;
- vegetable oil for frying.
Eggplant, pre-rinse in cold water, cut lengthwise into two halves.The flesh must be removed.We need a "boat."
chopped onion and carrot fry until golden brown.Peeled tomatoes and add to the fried vegetables, pre-extinguished fire.If garlic is one of your favorites, too, it must be cut into small pieces and add with the tomatoes.
our readers who prefer the pepper in the dish can also add it, cut into rings.The composition of the ingredients can also include mushrooms, cheese and many other things that, in your opinion, do not spoil the taste of the dish.
resulting mixture is thoroughly mixed, add salt and spices.Dietary beef ready, we fill them half the eggplant.Boats remove it in the oven and bake until tender, before serving decorate with greenery.
Eggplant, regardless of the method of heat treatment without losing the beneficial properties, and it is certainly another plus vegetable.