What is a Baby Japanese Eggplant?
- A stubby miniature version of the Japanese eggplant, this adorable little aubergine ranges from about 1 to 3 inches long in size. Much like its big brother, baby Japanese eggplant has dark purple skin with a uniquely zesty yet mild flavored flesh. Fewer seeds and thinner skin than large globe eggplant.
How to Eat
- Trim off the green top and cook whole: roast, grill, or add to stews. Slice into rounds to add to stir fries, pastas, or kebabs. Halve lengthwise to make mini stuffed eggplants.
- Good source of fiber.
How to Choose
- Choose eggplants that have firm, smooth, shiny skin and feel heavy for their size.
How to Store
- Refrigerate up to 1 week.
When are they in season?
- Year-round in limited supply.
Where are they grown?
- Product of Holland
Five Spice Eggplant Serve these sweet and savory eggplant bites on individual skewers as an appetizer or on top of jasmine rice as a main course. Ingredients 1 lb. Baby Japanese eggplants, trimmed and halved lengthwise 2 teaspoons Chinese five-spice … Continue reading