How to make vegetarian spicy garlic eggplant

Print this recipe
Eggplant can be tough to get right. Not only does it tend to be bitter, but it can soak up oil like a sponge, making it greasy. With this recipe, however, you'll avoid all of those problems.
Scoring eggplant and roasting it whole brings out its natural sweetness. Once it's cooked, the eggplant is brushed with a spicy garlic oil that's a snap to make. Best of all, you can save the leftover oil and use it on pasta, pizza or even for a kicked-up version of garlic bread.
Advertisement
Cooktop Cove
Vegetarian Spicy Garlic Eggplant
4
10 minutes
40 minutes
50 minutes
4 small eggplant, halved lengthwise and scored in a crosshatch pattern about 1/4 inch deep into the cut side of the flesh
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons chili flakes
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Szechuan peppercorn
2 scallions, white and light green parts only, minced
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
salt, to taste
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Brush the eggplant with the 2 teaspoons of oil on all sides and place, cut-side down, on a baking sheet.
Bake for 20 minutes, flip and continue cooking until golden brown and very tender, about 15 to 20 minutes more.
Meanwhile, heat the 1/2 cup of olive oil in a saucepan until it just begins to bubble.
Remove from the heat and immediately add the chili flakes, garlic, Szechuan peppercorn and minced scallions. Swirl to incorporate all the ingredients, and set aside to infuse.
When ready to serve, remove the peppercorn from the oil and use a pastry brush to brush each of the eggplant with the oil. Sprinkle with a touch of salt and parsley and serve.
Pro-tip: Serve with rice.
Advertisement
Resources
Print this recipe

Superfood hemp seeds pair up with black beans and Brazil nuts in these tasty, Mexican-inspired burgers.
May 22   ·  
Advertisement
Healthy and delicious, broccoli is an easy vegetable to eat. These vegetarian recipes show just how versatile and yummy broccoli can be!
May 21   ·  
These vegetarian soups are easy to throw together and taste amazing. Why not try a few and discover a new favorite?
May 20   ·  
May 18   ·  
This is an Italian-spiced recipe, using thyme, parsley and fennel seed to flavor the dish. You can also opt for a Mexican-themed version by replacing these spices with one tablespoon of taco seasoning. With a recipe this easy and delicious, the...
May 13   ·  
When you deep clean your kitchen, one area you don't want to neglect is your greasy hood filter above your stove. Think about it. The design of this contraption is to capture the smokey grease that occurs while cooking. Over time, the grime builds..
May 14   ·  
 
Recommended
Advertisement