Recipe From Russia: Aubergine Caviar or Poor Mans Caviar…

Russian love eggplant (aubergine) and you will find it in many forms in Russia at the dinner table. One of the ways that they like to use eggplant is in the form of poor mans caviar, or aubergine caviar. It is not a Russian recipe, but it is a favorite and you will find it on the table in place of caviar, because even Russians can not afford real caviar all the time… 🙂

So if eggplant is as cheap in your country as it is in Russia, then take advantage of this very nutritious fruit…

Lets make aubergine caviar… (caviar d’aubergine)

Ingredients
1 large aubergine (eggplant)
1 Medium onion, finely chopped
1 Large tomato, finely chopped
2 Garlic cloves, crushed
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp red wine vinegar (I use apple cider vinegar!)
Salt and black pepper
Freshly chopped parsley to garnish
Rye or black bread to serve upon

caviar-aubergineInstructions

Preheat the oven to 190C or 375F…

Poke holes in the skin of the aubergine in several places with a knife, place on a baking sheet and bake for about 50 minutes until soft, turning half way through the baking time. Remove from the oven and allow to cool…

Cut the aubergine in half lengthwise, scoop out the pulp onto a chopping board and chop very finely. No dark outer flesh us used…

Transfer the aubergine flesh to a large bowl, together with the onion, tomato, garlic, oil, and vinegar. Mix well and season with salt and pepper…

Cover and chill well before serving and garnished with freshly chopped parsley…

Use as a spread on Black or any dark bread. It is really good and god for you…

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