This simple recipe for Italian marinated aubergine is not one we can take credit for, in fact I tasted this delicious aubergine dish while on my family camping holiday to Cornwall in the summer. A lovely woman called Ellie, a fellow foodie, who had the pitch next to us made them and let me taste. I adore aubergine, Ellie herself isn’t so keen but does love it cooked this way. The recipe is not actually Ellie’s either, it was passed on to her by her Italian friend Cadia.
Aubergine char-grilled over a barbecue and then added to a simple marinade. I’ve made this recipe numerous times since coming home, I enjoy them on an anti-pasti board, also alongside some spicy cous-cous but quite often they’re eaten straight from the tub in the fridge and don’t actually make it to the plate! I’ve also used the same process and marinade for courgettes and peppers and its equally delicious.
A huge thank you to Cadia, who shared the recipe with Ellie, also to Ellie for passing it on to me so that I can share it with you. This is what I truly love about conversations with foodies, especially generous ones who love to pass on a recipe as we do. Incidentally I also asked Ellie the question I ask all cooks, “If you were only allowed one spice, what would it be?” her answer “smoked paprika”, ours too.
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