Khoresh Bademjun (Persian Eggplant Stew) – Revisited Without all the Oil

As I have said before, Khoresh Bademjun is pretty much the most popular meal in my household. The only thing that keeps me from making it more often is all the oil used in frying the eggplant. So, when I made the Eggplant and Tomato Stew with Pomegranate Molasses and prepared the eggplant by roasting rather…

Eggplant and Tomato Stew with Pomegranate Molasses

My eggplant are not doing well this year, so I picked up some eggplants from Taproot Organic Farm at the farmers market.  Now, typically, when I have eggplants I make Khoresh Bademjun (Persian Eggplant Stew). And when my husband heard that I was not making that, he was not happy.  But I had seen the recipe…

Kuku-ye Bademjun (Persian Eggplant Omelet)

I still had eggplants in my fridge from Farmer Kim.  I needed to do something with them, I had held them for as long as I would ever want to.  My husband wanted more Khoresh Bademjun, but we had already had it twice in 2 weeks, so I was determined to make something else.  Time…

Fried Eggplant Khoresh (Bademjun Sorkh Kardeh)

It was an exciting night for cooking, and a good thing I planned a dinner that could all be done on the stove top.  Just as I was salting the eggplant and boiling the water to blanch the tomatoes, a storm blew through and we lost power for the next 2 hours.   Because of…

Zucchini, Tomato & Eggs: Pan-cooked and Slow-cooker methods

I love the recipe for pan-cooked zucchini & tomatoes with eggs in Martha Rose Shulman’s Mediterranean Harvest cookbook. It is a ratatouille-like dish, to which eggs are placed on top and then baked.  I can’t describe how good this tastes!  Here I have done 2 versions of it, one fairly close to her recipe, using summer…

Khoresh Bademjun – Persian Eggplant Stew

Khoresh Bademjun is the most often requested birthday dinner dish in our house.  And we have to call it by its Persian name since Emily, who loves it, could not bring herself to eat eggplant, but as long as we called it khoresh bademjun, it was delicious.  It takes a long time to prepare and…

Ratatouille

I remember hating ratatouille as a child.  I only rediscovered it a couple of years ago when I had an abundance of zucchini and eggplants and did not yet have many recipes for them.  Luckily, I realized that the secret to delicious ratatouille is to cook it super long so that everything blends and it…