There is no ingredient that heralds the arrival of summer more than eggplant, or aubergine as it is called in Europe. The ‘crazy apple’, as it is also known in Italian, is an incredibly versatile ingredient that although mild in flavour has a wide range of textures and tastes according to how it is cooked. Here we explore some eggplant recipes by Michelin-star chefs.
Michelin-star chef Thierry Marx cooks caramelised eggplant
The Michelin-star chef at the head of the Mandarin Oriental restaurant in Paris, Thierry Marx makes his recipe for eggplant and courgettes, caramelised with sesame and served with tofu.
Braised Eggplant with Garlic and Chilli by chef Zeng Feng Si Chuan Dou Hua
A traditional Sichuan dish of braised eggplant dish involves frying the eggplant in very hot oil and adding minced pork meat for a very satisfying meal.
The Famous Caviar D'aubergine by 3-Star-Michelin Chef Bernard Loiseau
The late, great chef Bernard Loiseau shares his recipe for his for Caviar D'Aubergine made famous by his 3-star La Côte d'Or restaurant.
Recipe Capunatina d'Aubergine - Exec Chef Kervarrec - Restaurant Chevre d'Or
Chef Ronan Kervarrec, the executive chef of world famous Restaurant Chevre d'Or in Eze Village, south of France, preparing his signature dish of 'Eggplant Capunatina as an antipasto with marinated vegetables & honey lemon vinaigrette.'
Michelin-star chef Graeme Cheevers creates Scotch lamb with aubergine and onion sauce
Chef Graeme Cheevers creates a dish of Scotch lamb, with potato roulade, aubergine, goats cheese dumpling and caramelised onion sauce, a dish that is on the menu at the award-winning restaurant Martin Wishart at Loch Lomond.