Thursday, April 10, 2008
Spicy Basil Eggplant
11pm, I'm settling in for bed, reading some of my daily blogs, when I stumble on Happy Herbivores' Thai Spicy Basil Eggplant post.
Well, I've had some eggplants that are beginning to slowly die off in my vegetable drawer. Why not make this dish now?!
And that's what I did- tweaked a little, of course. An average person could say spicy and I know it's not spicy enough for me. Every dish must be (as Emeril may say) kicked up a notch.
I used a couple of squirts of Sriracha hot sauce and TONS of garlic. My spinach was screaming consume ME too. Thus a handful or two of that was added as well- besides, I like to see green in my dishes and the basil just wasn't enough.
The verdict- very spicy but just right for me. Although it did teach me the importance of using thai basil. That really does change the dish a bit. It's still good with regular basil but hands down it would be best with the thai basil.