I had never seen a Green Eggplant Before! Pt. 2

Mom and I have been very surprised and pleased at all the curiousity and interest that y’all have shown at our market find! We are pleased to now show you the conclusion of the Saga of the Green Goddess, as Monday morning she met her fate! :)

By the time I reached the kitchen the prep work had already began, however Mom had thoughtfully left some bits aside for me to take pictures of :)

The interior was quite pale, practically white, and the seeds were few.

Green Goddess Eggplant

Here is where it ended up, in my mom’s very yum ‘Chinese Chicken and Eggplant Soy Sauce thingy’ (name currently undergoing rewrites :P)

So how did it taste? Well I don’t think it was milder than the eggplants that I’ve tasted, but it was definitely sweeter! It also seemed to be of a firmer texture as it did not break down during the cooking process like the purple ones that we’re used to. :) I enjoyed it a lot as did my mother. We’re gonna get a larger batch the next time around :)

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  • Danielle

    Very very interesting. I’m thinking I’d prefer this variety of eggplant being that it is sweeter. I’ve only had eggplant on a few occasions, but it always seemed as though parts of it were bitter, and others were not. Of course, I just like sweet things. heehee.

  • Danielle

    Very very interesting. I’m thinking I’d prefer this variety of eggplant being that it is sweeter. I’ve only had eggplant on a few occasions, but it always seemed as though parts of it were bitter, and others were not. Of course, I just like sweet things. heehee.

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Danielle – if you tasted a bitter eggplant it means the person did not take the time to salt it before cooking :) Not all eggplants need this treatment but it’s still a good step to take depending on how it will be prepared :) The cubed pics of the eggplant above were when mom was salting it to get any bitter out :) But yes, sweeter is better :) We liked it a lot !! :) OO thanks for commenting too :D

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Danielle – if you tasted a bitter eggplant it means the person did not take the time to salt it before cooking :) Not all eggplants need this treatment but it’s still a good step to take depending on how it will be prepared :) The cubed pics of the eggplant above were when mom was salting it to get any bitter out :) But yes, sweeter is better :) We liked it a lot !! :) OO thanks for commenting too :D

  • http://chennette.wordpress.com Chennette

    Wonder if they’re similar then to the little eggplants used in Thai cooking? Little seeds, slightly sweet taste? Now I am craving a green curry with eggplant. Anyone know where I can get green curry paste? (I did try making my own and it wasn’t too bad, even though I had to adjust and replace some ingredients)

  • http://chennette.wordpress.com Chennette

    Wonder if they’re similar then to the little eggplants used in Thai cooking? Little seeds, slightly sweet taste? Now I am craving a green curry with eggplant. Anyone know where I can get green curry paste? (I did try making my own and it wasn’t too bad, even though I had to adjust and replace some ingredients)

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Chennette – HiLo by me has green curry in a tin … :) Maybe this eggplant is crossed with one of those Thai ones ? :) so weird :lol:

    • http://chennette.wordpress.com Chennette

      well, well, I will have to make an excursion to your side of the world soon.
      And I see your readers making you work, installing new systems etc. I proudly follow your instructions and am replying to a thread!

      • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

        hehee :) the threads sweet tho, ent? :D

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Chennette – HiLo by me has green curry in a tin … :) Maybe this eggplant is crossed with one of those Thai ones ? :) so weird :lol:

    • http://chennette.wordpress.com Chennette

      well, well, I will have to make an excursion to your side of the world soon.
      And I see your readers making you work, installing new systems etc. I proudly follow your instructions and am replying to a thread!

      • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

        hehee :) the threads sweet tho, ent? :D

  • http://kitchenmusings.typepad.com Veron

    Thanks for posting the conclusion to your saga. That chicken eggplant dish looks so good. I love soy sauce! I would put it on everything if I had the chance :).

    • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

      I love soy sauce too :D Just had some on this chinese cookup dish Mom make with of all things fusilli :lol: :D

  • http://kitchenmusings.typepad.com Veron

    Thanks for posting the conclusion to your saga. That chicken eggplant dish looks so good. I love soy sauce! I would put it on everything if I had the chance :).

    • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

      I love soy sauce too :D Just had some on this chinese cookup dish Mom make with of all things fusilli :lol: :D

  • Marsha

    Wow I am glad to read this. I think when I have the Thai food green curry with eggplant, this may be the one they use too! Or at least similar, because it is firm and sweet. I thought they did something to the eggplant to make it taste like that but maybe not!

    • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

      :D

  • Marsha

    Wow I am glad to read this. I think when I have the Thai food green curry with eggplant, this may be the one they use too! Or at least similar, because it is firm and sweet. I thought they did something to the eggplant to make it taste like that but maybe not!

    • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

      :D

  • Marsha

    Ummm also…I dunno if you have the recipe for the chinese chicken up already…
    But I was wondering if in future you were going to go ahead and provide that for us. Sorry for being so demanding :)

    • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

      hee no problem :) i like demanding :D I?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢ll have to sit and watch mom when next she makes it.. she has these things in her head :D

  • Marsha

    Ummm also…I dunno if you have the recipe for the chinese chicken up already…
    But I was wondering if in future you were going to go ahead and provide that for us. Sorry for being so demanding :)

    • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

      hee no problem :) i like demanding :D I?ǨѢll have to sit and watch mom when next she makes it.. she has these things in her head :D

  • http://culinarytypes.blogspot.com T.W. Barritt

    Looks like a beautiful dish — and it seems to make sense that a Green Goddess would be sweeter!

    • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

      I’ll definitely sit down with mom the next time she makes it so i can quantify it for everyone :D And yes the name Goddess definitely seems apt now :lol:

  • http://culinarytypes.blogspot.com T.W. Barritt

    Looks like a beautiful dish — and it seems to make sense that a Green Goddess would be sweeter!

    • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

      I’ll definitely sit down with mom the next time she makes it so i can quantify it for everyone :D And yes the name Goddess definitely seems apt now :lol:

  • Marcia

    My husband and I decided to plant a few eggplant seedlings in our back yard. The plants grew beautifully and produced lots and lots of flowers, but to my dismay no fruit. Finally one day to my great joy there was one fruit and a week later another.

    So the eggplant are green – YIKES!! Something has to be wrong I have never in my life seen a green eggplant before. Maybe when they get bigger they will turn purple – Not happening. They seem almost ready to harvest so I decided to check the internet for answers and found your site.

    Thanks to you I now know that we have green eggplants in Trinidad and will cook and enjoy my sweet Green Goddesses.

  • Marcia

    My husband and I decided to plant a few eggplant seedlings in our back yard. The plants grew beautifully and produced lots and lots of flowers, but to my dismay no fruit. Finally one day to my great joy there was one fruit and a week later another.

    So the eggplant are green – YIKES!! Something has to be wrong I have never in my life seen a green eggplant before. Maybe when they get bigger they will turn purple – Not happening. They seem almost ready to harvest so I decided to check the internet for answers and found your site.

    Thanks to you I now know that we have green eggplants in Trinidad and will cook and enjoy my sweet Green Goddesses.