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.