Tag Archives: tomato

Eggplant Sausage Stuff

19 Oct

Bit of a hodge-podge but it’s tasty with torilla chips, rice or pasta.

Time: 2 hours-ish

  • An eggplant
  • A zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 4 links of sweet Italian sausage, chopped up (or whatever you have)
  • scallions, chives or onion, minced
  • +2 cloves garlic, minced or grated
  • 1/2 can or less chicken broth
  • 2 T (or so) tomato paste
  • Hot sauce of your preference (sriracha)

Pierce the eggplant a bunch of times and then roast it whole on a baking sheet at 350 F until it’s soft and starts to collapse (approximately an hour, maybe a bit more).  Let it cool until you can touch it, then slice it in half length-wise.  Scoop out the seeds and discard.  Scoop out the eggplant flesh and chop.

Saute (not steam!) the zucchini.  Season with salt, pepper, rosemary and thyme.  Add onions and  garlic.  Then add eggplant and sausage.  Continue to saute until everything cooks most of the way through.

Add tomato paste, chicken sauce and more spices (including hot sauce) to taste.

Let everything simmer for approximately 15 minutes (or until it tastes right).

 

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Grilled Corn, Tomato & Black Bean Salad

12 Oct

Based on Bobby Flay’s Corn and Tomato – Sweet Onion Salad with Fresh Basil Dressing and Crumbled Blue Cheese.  I’m not a huge blue cheese fan, and black beans seemed like good addition.

Time: 1hr?

  • 1/4 C rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 C chopped basil
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • salt & pepper
  • 4 ears of corn (or whatever you got) roasted in husk.  Give ’em 15min or so on each side at approx 400 F.  Remove kernels as soon as cool enough.
  • 1 vidalia onion, very finely chopped
  • 1 pint mixed tomatoes (whatever kind you got), cut into edible pieces
  • 1 can black beans, drained and minced

Food process vinegar, basil, sugar,  1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper until smooth.

Combine corn, tomatoes, onion and beans.  Toss with dressing.