Wednesday, September 2

Recipe of the Day

Terong Balado- Courtesy Original Indonesian Recipe

Today's recipe is from the island nation of Indonesia. A country diverse in influences from all over Asia. A such the food has a great variation including this dish. Excellent as a side dish or a main course, Terong Balado is a fairly simple recipe with loads of flavor. Give it a try, we are sure you will add this to your ever growing list of favorite recipes.

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* 1 large eggplant
* 3 garlic cloves, sliced or chopped
* 4 tbs (50g) chopped onion
* 1 1/2 (400ml) fresh ripe tomatoes
* 1 tsp (5 ml) sugar
* 1 tsp (5ml) salt
* 2 tsp (10ml) fresh red hot chili peppers
* 1/2 cup (125 ml) water
* 2 tbs (30 ml) vegetable oil


1. Cut the eggplant into long quarter-round strips. Bake them at 400F or 200 for 20-25 minutes, or until they are soft but not mushy.
2. Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix the onion, garlic, tomatoes, salt, sugar, peppers, and water, and mash with a wooden spoon until it forms a coarse paste.
3. Fry the tomato paste in the oil until the liquid is reduced (about 10 minutes).
4. Pour the sauce over the eggplant, and serve immediately.

Picture courtesy: Tiny White Lights

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