Spanish eggplant, from traditional to avant garde

Rice with Almagro pickled eggplant and Ibérico pork / Toya Legido - ICEX

Rice with Almagro pickled eggplant and Ibérico pork / Toya Legido – ICEX

Yes, yes, we know, Spanish eggplant is incredibly versatile in the kitchen and can be prepared in any number of delicious ways…. But until you’ve seen the following recipes, you may not realized just HOW versatile this vegetable truly is.

Four mouthwatering recipes; the first two providing you with tasty day-to-day uses for this vegetable that you are sure to repeat again and again; and the next two giving avant garde takes on this versatile vegetable through recipes created by two acclaimed Michelin star Spanish chefs: Paco Pérez of two-star restaurant Miramar and María José San Román of one-star restaurant Monastrell, respectively. Note that Pérez’s recipe calls for the famed PGI Berenjenas de Almagro.

Baked chicken with eggplant, zucchini and tomatoes

Flatbread dough with eggplant, red peppers and sardines

Rice with Almagro pickled eggplant and Ibérico pork

Scallops with almonds, eggplant and smoked saffron air

Now all that’s left to do is take your pick and get cooking!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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