Thursday, September 24, 2009

Eggplant and Peppers with Feta

Eggplant and Peppers


I don't know about you, but I am being inundated with eggplant and peppers. Every week. More eggplant and peppers. I have exhausted my recipe repertoire. Which really isn't saying much, since I don't really care for eggplant, and haven't bothered to make a list of fav eggplant recipes.

Eggplant and Peppers with Feta


But now I do. Have a fav eggplant recipe, that is. Actually, I have a couple. And it turns out that eggplant is okay, when used in the right recipe. But in the hands of a wrong recipe, terrible things can happen.

This is a right recipe. First of all, it's absolutely gorgeous. Really. I carried my platter around the house and took photos of it everywhere. Now, that I think back on it, that's kind of strange behavior isn't it? It was like it was some favorite Aunt who was visiting...here Aunt Sissy let's get one of you by the dining room window, here Aunt Sissy stand over by the white table. Food bloggers are a strange bunch, aren't we?

So, anyway, I found this recipe online from Martha, Eggplant and Peppers with Feta. I'm not going to retype the recipe here, since it's probably easy to print it from Martha's site, plus I like sending her a little link love, you never know when she might repay the favor. I didn't change anything, only I just used whatever colored peppers I had.

*** and for those of you who entered my prizeless contest on Tuesday and didn't see my answer in my comments, that picture was my day lily pods. Don't feel bad if you didn't get it, my husband had no idea either, and it's in our front yard!

25 comments:

Marjie said...

Glad you've found at least a respect for eggplant. I can't say I've ever had it! Your dish is very pretty, but I hope you don't take up calling it Aunt Sissy for real.

Lee said...

This looks glorious to me. Thanks!

La Table De Nana said...

I love all the ingredients.. I hope to make it:) You've inspired me..

Casey said...

My brother works on Red Fire farm and gives me a lot of the leftovers from their CSA... and boy oh boy does that mean a TON of peppers and eggplants! Thanks for sharing this recipe. I may make it tonight.. and/or try pickling some peppers. Yes really. Pickling a peck of peppers.

Paula said...

OOoh, Aunt Sissy is lovely! I'm a big fan of peppers and eggplant, as well as Feta, so this would be right up my alley! :-)

Kathy said...

That looks delicious, wish my husband would eat eggplant!!

Stash said...

Eggplant *is* one of my favorite vegetables, however my problem stems from the fact that most recipes that I've seen call for it being deep-fried or roasted. When your apartment kitchen is the size of a shoebox (typical for apartments located in Manhattan) and ventilation is poor, deep-frying isn't high on your list of cooking methods.

I have no difficulties with roasting by comparison, however that limits the sort of things you can do. I mean, I can only eat so much baigan bharta (hand-mashed fire-roasted eggplant, Indian style, with spices) or babaghanoush.

Presentation looks good, and while I can't say I'll be cooking it anytime soon, it does make me want to.

Amy said...

Never been a fan of eggplant either - too many awful Eggplant Parmesan dishes placed in front of me over the years. But Martha got me liking it with her Eggplant and Basil with Israeli Couscous recipe that I posted about. Martha has saved me many times!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Wow, that does look gorgeous! You are right food bloggers are weird when it comes to taking photos of food! But it sure is fun!

Pam said...

This looks so delicious! I've not tried eggplant since I had a bad experience with it when I was a kid. This recipe makes me want to try it again.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

I do love eggplant, I wish you were my neighbour and I would help you out with your bounty!
The veggies look awesome, wherever they sit. My husband teases me about re-arranging the plate between shots. "It looks like the grapes are crawling across the plate!"

Carolina said...

I really like eggplant! I make a great eggplant lasagne. If I say so myself. And I love feta (but only the right feta) and peppers too. You may feel strange running around with your plate of food to make photos, but it really pays off. Your photos always look very tasty.

Sweet and Savory said...

I love that you used different colored peppers or that you had them around and got rid of them. I think they made the dish very pretty.

I had to laugh at your photo "trip". Think about what a non blogger would think following you around.

Barbara said...

I even liked eggplant as a child, believe it or not. So this recipe is right up my alley. Thanks for posting it!

Anh said...

This recipe looks like a winner!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Eggplant isn't my favorite vegetable, either, but put it with some feta and I'm there. Thanks for the idea.

5 Star Foodie said...

Very delicious with feta!

a good yarn said...

Just keep taking the medication and everythign will be just fine....

Joanne said...

I have to tell you I definitely laughed picturing you walking around the house with this platter as if it were a long lost relative. I love eggplant and peppers so you don't ever need to convince me that a recipe including them is a keeper!

Grace said...

i WISH i was inundated with eggplant and peppers--they're two of my favorite veggies. i love your colorful and delicious dish, pam.

Kim said...

I'm laughing about you carrying that platter all over the house :D Yes, it's hard for others to understand the world of food blogging. My hubby isn't always patient when I'm trying to photograph the food before serving it, especially when I turn the lights out to get a better picture;D This recipe looks wonderful and I love the eggplant with the feta.

Chris said...

That is a gorgeous plate. You make some stunning dishes from both a culinary and photographic standpoint!

Kevin said...

That dish does look good! I have been enjoying the eggplants and peppers lately and roasting them in a great way to go!

Les said...

I carried my platter around the house and took photos of it everywhere. Now, that I think back on it, that's kind of strange behavior isn't it? It was like it was some favorite Aunt who was visiting...here Aunt Sissy let's get one of you by the dining room window, here Aunt Sissy stand over by the white table. Food bloggers are a strange bunch, aren't we?

This cracked me up. I do the same thing and always wind up with the most mediocre shots of my food. I need to take some lessons in food photography (and lighting!). Yours always look so professional and appetizing!

Peter M said...

I agree, this combo is a winner. We(Greeks) make a dip with this trio...the best!