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Monday, February 8, 2010

Remember my Chicken Linguine Alfredo with Dreamfields? Alternative for pasta...





Update: My husband says the eggplant needs to be peeled first! He decided he likes it better without any skin.

Instead of Dreamfield's pasta, which is awesome by the way, it is possible to use Spaghetti Squash or Zucchini Noodles, or Japanese Eggplant Noodles. I bet that last option is a new idea to you. It really is a tasty option, however. Basically, using a potato peeler, slice ribbons as you would with a zucchini, turning the unpeeled Japanese eggplant (shaped not too unlike a zucchini) as you go. Fry in butter with some crushed garlic and seasonings until turning limp and tender. It has an interesting mouth feel, not too different from pasta. I also put my spaghetti meat sauce atop eggplant noodles. My hubby was very appreciative of both meals, so thought I'd share it on my blog. Warning: If you are not a fan of eggplant, then this will not appeal to you.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! I don't know if you're familiar with The Splendid Table (NPR Radio) but they did a segment once on substituting sauteed onion for pasta -- too carby for me, but combining eggplant and onion (two of my favorite veggies!) would be out of this world as far as I'm concerned. Thanks, Jennifer!

Jennifer said...

Funny, those are two of my favorite veggies too. I like tomatoes as well, but they are actually a fruit. No, I'm not familiar with that program - sounds nice though. Wonder if they'd be interested in my "Splendid" Desserts. (Wink)

Maryanne said...

Actually, eggplant is a fruit, too. It has the seeds. It sounds like a great idea. I wish I'd known about it last summer, since eggplant was my best garden crop last year.

Maryanne

Jennifer said...

Maryanne, is that the criteria - it has seeds, then it is a fruit? What about cucumber then? Interesting!