Wednesday, 25 February 2009

From garden to plate

Last night's harvest. Some Bianca Oval eggplants, Yellow Button Squash, Blacknite eggplants, Hungarian Wax chillies (mild), Ronde de Nice zucchini and a very bitter cucumber.Pondering what to make with the eggplants, I followed Pip's recipe for a gorgeous garlic & basil dressing/marinade (see previous post's comments for this and Jen's recipe). And then I thought, 'Why not just throw all the veggies in this marinade?' So I did.Just because I could, I threaded some prawns on to skewers with some kaffir lime leaves inbetween. Salt & pepper and a drizzle of olive oil.
All the marinaded veggies on the barbie.Close-up.Throw the bbq-ed veggies back into the bowl with the marinade. Now it can serve as dressing.

Verdict? Fantastic! The non-eggplant eating gnome liked the white eggplants because they don't have such an intense eggplant flavour. They are indeed very mild but still tasty. I liked everything. There were, of course, quite a few leftover veg. So tonight we will have a frittata with the barbecued veggies. Can't wait.


Rest is not idleness said...

Now that looks really good, (can I come round for tea?) glad you liked that marinade recipe, it's one of my favourites.
take care

Jen said...

Tonight's frittata sounds great too!

Another thing to do with left over roast or BBQed veggies is to toss them through cous-cous, with a lemon and tahini dressing.

nfmgirl said...

Looks good! I just wonder about the "very bitter cucumber"? Is that good? Bitter doesn't sound "good" to me!

It's fascinating to see the white eggplants that really look like eggs. Makes total sense now!