Roasting eggplant is worth the extra time! They cook down to pure cream with a touch of crisp. I simmered down my beefsteak with garlic to make a spiced, aromatic sauce, added in eggplant when it was on the verge of sticking to the pan. Fold in greens and herbs for a final blast of flavor (watercress! Thai basil! It's a mismatched combination but summer's too casual for that). Taste it as the sun goes down, but it'll be even better tomorrow.