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Ma'ayan Plaut
Ma'ayan Plaut

My mom passed along many things to me, including a love of vinegar and innumerable ways to prepare eggplant. So in honor of her, her cooking, and #momtest, a duo of marinated vegetables.

On the left:

Blackened eggplant (cut into 1/2 inch slices, cook in cast iron with a bit of olive oil and salt, pressing down on the slices with a fork to help cook more evenly - they're ready when they smell a bit smoky with hints of black and are soft all the way through) marinated in crushed garlic and balsamic vinegar.

On the right:

Cold gingered asparagus a la Mollie Katzen. Blanched asparagus (dunk in boiling water until they are just tender and bright green, then chilled in ice water) patted dry and marinated in a mixture of apple cider vinegar reduced by half, ginger, a spoonful of sugar, a mashed clove of garlic, sesame oil, and sesame seeds.

AdrienneL
AdrienneL
Oh cool! Thank you :)
AdrienneL
AdrienneL
Hello! New-ish here. What does Momtest mean?? (Btw this looks delish!)
Ma'ayan Plaut
Ma'ayan Plaut
#momtest is the current Food52 contest for recipes from our moms. Welcome!
Kate Cox
Kate Cox
I'm going to try this tonight!
Ma'ayan Plaut
Ma'ayan Plaut
Go for it! And if you have leftovers, they're even better the next day :)
Dvorah
Dvorah
Loved all !!!?
Ma'ayan Plaut
Ma'ayan Plaut
All of my favorite things at once!