This is sort of the recipe version of the game Telephone. First Isa Chandra Moskowitz writes a cookbook called Appetite for Reduction, then Serious Eats posts a review of one of the recipes, and then I buy the cookbook and make the recipe as well. I’m definitely the redundant element in this scenario, but you know, I made the darn thing and took pictures of it, so I may as well post it here and maybe you’ll buy the cookbook and everyone’s happy. It’s a good recipe – I won’t bother reposting it, just go to the Serious Eats link and it’s already there.
The only changes I made were to sweat the eggplants (which just means I peeled & chopped them and then sprinkled them with salt and let them sit for about 30 minutes before rinsing the salt off and continuing with the recipe) – I don’t know if this was a particularly helpful thing to do in this recipe, but if you’re ever nervous about your eggplant being too tough or bitter sweating them can be helpful.
I also omitted the agave nectar at the end simply because I try to avoid sugary stuff most of the time, but I’m sure it’s delicious with it as well. All in all, this was a pretty tasty dish, and not terribly complicated to make.