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    Default LADIES ONLY TO POST Dominican vegetables

    All this talk of brussel sprouts on the Matilda's blog thread has made me long for them. But there are none where I live. Anyone any ideas for how to make the Dominican vegetables I can buy, somewhat more palatable and interesting?

    Talking about okra, tayota, eggplant/aubergine, guandules (apart from in moro)?? Or any others?

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    When I was in the DR I tried the long purple eggplant they don't soak up as much oil as the bigger dark purple ones I'm used to up here.

    I cut them in thin slices, fry and eat them on pasta with pasta sauce. You can also make caponata or eggplant parmigiano neither are Dominican dishes but made with Dominican eggplant. I use okra in stir fries.

    When in doubt my Nonna would boil the vegetable then saute in oil and garlic. Everything tastes better with garlic .

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    Okra is good in curries - remember bhindi bhaji and bhindi masala?
    https://www.bbc.com/food/recipes/bhindibhajji_74849

    I found a nice Filipino recipe for mung beans that works Ok with guandules - with coconut milk but with ginger and spinach too, you can add shrimps.
    https://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe...n-coconut-milk

    Aubergine - roasted, peeled and pureed with tahini, garlic and lemon juice to make baba ganoush, or roasted and mashed with a fork with a bit of mayo for another Middle Eastern-style aubergine salad.
    https://www.feastingathome.com/authe...anoush-recipe/
    https://www.thespruceeats.com/turkis...-salad-3274315

    Stuffed aubergines with meat or veg filling, with grated cheese.
    https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/...8-imam-bayildi

    Aubergines are amazing - ratatouille, caponata, moussaka, lasagne, parmigiana.

    Tayota is a lost cause though.

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    I’ve never met an eggplant that I didn’t like. Hands down favorite is parmigiana. I like the way Dominicans make it with pork chunks. And the way they make it floured and fried.

    Ditto okra. I like it any way. Even plain steamed, dressed with salt, pepper and a little EVOO drizzled over it. Good in soups. Favorite is how my Dominican suegra made it. She sautéed small 1/2” pieces with quite a lot of sliced onions. Salt and a little pepper. Once the onions began to brown a bit, she lowered the gas and covered it to cook the okra. Sometimes she served it just like that, and sometimes she beat several eggs and poured them over the mixture until cooked. Delicioso.

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    Message from a MAN. He puts olive oil on eggplant and grills it with cheese on top. I have tried AlterEgo's suegra's okra and it is delicious. Good idea re okra curry, Chiri. I did try one with tamarind and okra - we have a tamarind tree here and that was delicious. I have also spotted tahini in the local supermarket so assuming the one pot is there will make baba ganoush.

    Thanks for the ideas ladies. Now only to know what to do with tayota!

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    you did not mention tomatoes but I have taken to slicing and sautéing the Romas in olive oil - topped w/ grated parmesan... yum..

    And Not to forget the Guacamole!!

    Tayota? Just tastes like water to me.... But there is often very good zucchini..

    not to mention all the "ground veggies"

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    I also made a ratatouille with the usual ingredients plus tayota.

    I've steamed it with ribboned zucchini and parsely for a side vegetable, but I also like it with just the carrots and broccoli too.

    I've made a salad with steamed tayota and auyama, then red pepper, red onion, and avocado cut into rectangular strips. I just season it with some vinegar and add parsely for some extra color. I made it with some sun dried tomato thrown in the other day, which I will try again.

    I've also made it stuffed with ground beef and rice, and bacon and potato. I'll stick to bell peppers for the potato version, but the stuffed tayota with rice was okay.

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    Found out what parmigiani is! (No Italian blood). This looks nice if I can find Parmesan and if not will have to be ordinary cheese.

    https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/...la-parmigiana/

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    Soon after I read the OP, I watched Kevin Belton New Orleans chef on PBS. The theme of the episode.... yes, you guessed it...eggplant. This one looked especially good.
    http://kevinbelton.wyes.org/recipes/...ers-red-gravy/

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnaC View Post
    Everything tastes better with garlic .
    Indeed

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