Purple & Red Vegetables I mean, and the few available in store (and cheap.) are Aubergines and Red Cabbage.
I like Aubergines, or Egg Plant, as a vegetable and I used to eat it a lot when I was a kid. In my home country there's this dish called ''Tortang talong' and it is simply amazing! I like it and I love Aubergine in many ways: Grilled, in stew, as side dish, as salad, and in this case Panéed.
Fun fact: Aubergine is classified as a berry! I know, it made me say whaaaaat??? too.
The next vegetable I would like to introduce is Red Cabbage. I really haven't cooked this vege for myself until yesterday when my Hungarian friend showed me how good it is as stew and side dish. It have a very strong smell when it is cooking and it is pretty much similar to the ordinary cabbage we got used to, the green one only this is purple in color.
Fun Fact: Red cabbage can also be used as a natural dye for cloth or food. Cool, huh?
Dinner: Panéed Aubergine with Red Cabbage side dish, Rockets
and Tomato-herbs Sour Cream.
Breakfast: Waffles with maple syrup, dark chocolate, butter, roquefort and fig jam.
English breakfast tea.
Panéed Aubergine with Red Cabbage side dish, Rockets and Tomato-herbs Sour Cream.
1 pcs Aubergine,
*sliced in thin slices then sprinkle for salt and leave to cry out the water for 20 mins.100g Flour,
*season it with salt, pepper, oregano, garlic powder and thyme, or whatever suits you.
2 medium sized eggs,
*season it with salt and pepper.
100g Breadcrumbs & 20g Sesame Seeds,
1. After 20 minutes of letting the Aubergine cry out its excess liquid, it helps also to take the bitterness out from the vegetable, dry it out and make sure that it is dry.
2. Organize you Pané plates placing the Flour, Egg Wash, and Breadcrumbs in separate plates in that order.
3. Put your Aubergine on the Flour then on the Egg Wash and finally on the Breadcrumbs and set aside.
4. Fry it in oil on medium-high heat until crispy and golden brown. Super easy.
Red Cabbage stew:
200g Red Cabbage,
*add a good amount of salt and let it cry out its liquid for 20 mins.
1/2 tbsp. Olive Oil
2 tbsp. Red Wine Vinegar
Oregano, Thyme, Paprika powder and Pepper,
*To taste but you can use whatever you like.
1. After letting it cry out its liquid, drain it and put it in a deep pot with the Olive Oil over low-medium heat.
2. Let it sweat and cook on its own juice for a little while (about 8-10 minutes) then add the Red Wine Vinegar before the cabbage loses its color.
3. Add your herbs and cook it on low heat for about 10 minutes while checking and stirring frequently until its ready. Check taste before serving.
Tomato-herbs Sour Cream:
100g Sour Cream
1 tbsp Concentrated tomato puree
Salt and Pepper to taste
Just mix them all up. Done! :)
Oh! And I wont put the recipe for waffles because I just got it from the net and I believe you could just google it, it is just an ordinary waffle. I love blue cheeses and I can't deny how awful life could be without the invention of cheese. Have a joyful week!