December 18, 2012
San Diego reader Don Skolnik wrote to our SoCal Garden Clinic to ask if eggplant can be grown as a perennial. This past summer, Skolnik said, he grew a Black Beauty eggplant bush in a 15-gallon container. "It grew to be 3 feet tall, and it produced lots of medium-size, delicious eggplants," he said. "What should I do with my eggplant bush during winter to prepare it for next season? Should I heavily prune it back to short and stubby stems? How should I water and fertilize it?
August 17, 2012
Total time: About 1 hour and 10 minutes Servings: 6 Note: Adapted from "Bocuse in your Kitchen" by Paul Bocuse. Instead of making layers as described below, you can simply make parallel lines of overlapping vegetables, as shown in the photo; you can bake them in individual baking dishes rather than one large one. 4 medium zucchini, weighing about 1 1/2 pounds 2 small eggplants or 1 large one, weighing about 1 1/4 pounds 1 1/4 pounds...
April 14, 2011
Walnut- and herb-stuffed eggplant rolls Total time: 1 hour Servings: Makes 18 rolls Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try this or any other recipe from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we would like to know about it so we can showcase it on our food blog and occasionally in print. Upload pictures of the finished dish here. 2 to 3 eggplants (about 3¾ pounds) Salt, pepper 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 1/2 cups walnut halves (about 1 pound) 2 garlic cloves, minced (1 tablespoon)
September 2, 2011 |
Long before the Wilshire Center farmers market officially opens at 11 a.m. on Fridays, customers throng the Kensee Farms stand to buy a very fresh and diverse array of Asian vegetables and greens. Chongshoua C. Lee, a Hmong grower who farms in Selma and Clovis with his wife, Vang Kensee, offers pristine okra, purple Chinese eggplant, long beans, yard-long snake gourds, both smooth and spiky bitter melons, round Indian and Thai eggplants in many hues, malabar spinach and ferociously hot Thai bird chiles.
August 29, 2001
Re: "Smashing Eggplants" (Aug. 22). This happened to me, too! As a middle-aged housewife transformed to working woman, I missed some of those fun, creative cooking sessions. So one three-day holiday I decided to cook up a storm. I put the eggplant in the oven to roast while I started a different dish. After an hour I peeked in and that eggplant looked as firm as a football. Startled, I reached in and touched it. There was an eggplant explosion. I not only had a dirty oven, there was eggplant spattered on the cabinets across from the oven.
July 11, 2007
Total time: About 1 hour, 45 minutes Servings: 4 Note: Adapted from "The Calcutta Kitchen" by Simon Parkes and Udit Sarkhel. Nigella seeds can be found at Indian markets. A karai is a very deep, circular pan used traditionally in Indian and Pakistani cooking and found at some Indian markets; a wok can be substituted. This dish is served with steamed rice. 14 ounces catfish, cut into 8 half-steaks 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus additional to taste 1 tablespoon turmeric, divided 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 teaspoon yellow mustard seeds 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and coarsely chopped 2 medium onions, peeled and coarsely chopped 4 tablespoons canola oil 1/2 teaspoon onion seeds or nigella seeds 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons red chile powder, to taste 1 tablespoon ground coriander 1 large wax potato, about 10 1/2 ounces, scrubbed and cut into 12 wedges 1 small head cauliflower, separated into small florets 1 medium eggplant, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes 5 to 6 medium fresh green chiles, slit lengthwise 3 to 4 sprigs fresh cilantro, chopped 1. Rub the fish with one-half teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon turmeric.