I had never seen a Green Eggplant Before!

Green Goddess Eggplant

It was with great excitement that mom came home from the market last weekend.

“Look what I got! Do you know what it is?”
“Whoa! Is that a GREEN EGGPLANT??”
“I know!”

She had seen them on the counter of a vendor and after having them convince her that it was indeed an eggplant she just -had- to buy one. Being the geekgrrl that I am I then had to go to the Internet … just to make sure that this wasn’t some kind of Machiavellian strain of radioactive agriculture.

Fortunately, instead of Polonium-210 I discovered that it was a Green Goddess eggplant!

One of the things that was mentioned repeatedly in my searches was that this eggplant has a -mild- flavour. Now that makes me a little worried, cos in my mind mild is just a euphemism for -none- however they also mention that it’s sweet. We haven’t cooked it yet, so I’ll wait and see. I so don’t want to be disappointed. It’s so pretty! :D

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  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    feed me

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    feed me

  • Danielle

    what are you going to make with it? curious minds want to know. heehee.

  • Danielle

    what are you going to make with it? curious minds want to know. heehee.

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Lilandra – :P

    Danielle – no clue yet :) I’ll update when we use it :lol:

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Lilandra – :P

    Danielle – no clue yet :) I’ll update when we use it :lol:

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Lilandra – :P

    Danielle – no clue yet :) I’ll update when we use it :lol:

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

    I’ve never seen one, but it’s quite fetching! Did you learn where the Green Goddess originated or where it is typically grown? Looking forward to what kind of dish you come up with!

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

    I’ve never seen one, but it’s quite fetching! Did you learn where the Green Goddess originated or where it is typically grown? Looking forward to what kind of dish you come up with!

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    T.W. Barritt – :D Isn’t it a beaut? :D I couldn’t find anything about it though, and I tried … I’ll try again when we cook it. I only found 3 line descriptions on some eggplant seed sites… it is some sort of hybrid that has a high steady yield :) I do wish I knew more though!

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    T.W. Barritt – :D Isn’t it a beaut? :D I couldn’t find anything about it though, and I tried … I’ll try again when we cook it. I only found 3 line descriptions on some eggplant seed sites… it is some sort of hybrid that has a high steady yield :) I do wish I knew more though!

  • Marsha

    Umm I never saw one either.
    What does it look lke when you cut it open?
    What will you do with it?
    How will you cook it?
    Did that man grow or import it?
    ARe purple eggplants a thing of the past?!
    Say it aint so!!!!

  • Marsha

    Umm I never saw one either.
    What does it look lke when you cut it open?
    What will you do with it?
    How will you cook it?
    Did that man grow or import it?
    ARe purple eggplants a thing of the past?!
    Say it aint so!!!!

  • Marsha

    Hey did you notice that it kinda looks like watermelon?

  • Marsha

    Hey did you notice that it kinda looks like watermelon?

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Marsha – the great cutting of the radioactive eggplant is scheduled for sometime early this week :D Will keep everyone posted :lol: … it was grown locally!!!! … it does kinda look like a watermelon with the streakng and all :) a watermelon of lurrrrve :)

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Marsha – the great cutting of the radioactive eggplant is scheduled for sometime early this week :D Will keep everyone posted :lol: … it was grown locally!!!! … it does kinda look like a watermelon with the streakng and all :) a watermelon of lurrrrve :)

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Marsha – the great cutting of the radioactive eggplant is scheduled for sometime early this week :D Will keep everyone posted :lol: … it was grown locally!!!! … it does kinda look like a watermelon with the streakng and all :) a watermelon of lurrrrve :)

  • mom

    The white eggplants I have seen abroad are smaller than our purple and also milder. The green I have seen in a friend’s garden in State College PA, is also not like this one either, a little larger that the white but a lighter green with no streaks as this one.
    I too am awaiting the cutting and the cooking. Please post pics of the insides as well as this one does look like a hybrid.

  • mom

    The white eggplants I have seen abroad are smaller than our purple and also milder. The green I have seen in a friend’s garden in State College PA, is also not like this one either, a little larger that the white but a lighter green with no streaks as this one.
    I too am awaiting the cutting and the cooking. Please post pics of the insides as well as this one does look like a hybrid.

  • mom

    The white eggplants I have seen abroad are smaller than our purple and also milder. The green I have seen in a friend’s garden in State College PA, is also not like this one either, a little larger that the white but a lighter green with no streaks as this one.
    I too am awaiting the cutting and the cooking. Please post pics of the insides as well as this one does look like a hybrid.

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Marsha – Green is the new purple :P

    Mom – I will!! :) My Mom and I are both intrigued and happy that we were not the only ones who didn’t know about this strange thing! :) I had no idea so many people were unfamiliar with it as well! I hope it’s not mixed with watermelon :lol:

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Marsha – Green is the new purple :P

    Mom – I will!! :) My Mom and I are both intrigued and happy that we were not the only ones who didn’t know about this strange thing! :) I had no idea so many people were unfamiliar with it as well! I hope it’s not mixed with watermelon :lol:

  • Marsha

    But I like purple. Its one of my fav colors..Oh well..I can’t wait to see what happens :)

  • Marsha

    But I like purple. Its one of my fav colors..Oh well..I can’t wait to see what happens :)

  • http://kitchenmusings.typepad.com Veron

    ooh… never seen one of this. Now I’ll be hunting the stores for it. Keep us posted what you are going to do with it . :)

  • http://kitchenmusings.typepad.com Veron

    ooh… never seen one of this. Now I’ll be hunting the stores for it. Keep us posted what you are going to do with it . :)

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Marsha – hee :lol:

    Veron – no one seems to have seen it before :D this both delights and scares me :lol: will -definitely- keep you all posted :D

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Marsha – hee :lol:

    Veron – no one seems to have seen it before :D this both delights and scares me :lol: will -definitely- keep you all posted :D

  • http://www.rasamalaysia.com Rasa Malaysia

    Wow, I have never seen a green egg plant too…anyway, great to stumble upon your site…I have never had Trinidadian food, and would love to learn more about it! :)

  • http://www.rasamalaysia.com Rasa Malaysia

    Wow, I have never seen a green egg plant too…anyway, great to stumble upon your site…I have never had Trinidadian food, and would love to learn more about it! :)

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    Streaked with watermelon? ooo! red and white inside? yuck! ;-)

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    Streaked with watermelon? ooo! red and white inside? yuck! ;-)

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Rasa – Hallo! :D Welcome and thanks for commenting :D I hope you will like the dishes that I’ll be sharing :D I’m gonna check out your blog in a sec :)

    Lilandra – We cutting it tomorrow!! :D

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Rasa – Hallo! :D Welcome and thanks for commenting :D I hope you will like the dishes that I’ll be sharing :D I’m gonna check out your blog in a sec :)

    Lilandra – We cutting it tomorrow!! :D

  • http://rachelsbite.blogspot.com Rachel

    Green Goddess eggplant? Cool! I’ve never heard of that before.

  • http://rachelsbite.blogspot.com Rachel

    Green Goddess eggplant? Cool! I’ve never heard of that before.

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Rachel – It seems no one is familiar with it that’s commented so far :) We’re gonna cut and cook it tomorrow :D Will definitely share what we find :D

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Rachel – It seems no one is familiar with it that’s commented so far :) We’re gonna cut and cook it tomorrow :D Will definitely share what we find :D

  • Marsha

    So I think today is the day….I’m waiting…

  • Marsha

    So I think today is the day….I’m waiting…

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Marsha – I’m writing it up today, it should be out tomorrow. It was supposed to go out today, but I got tagged :D So putting that out today :D

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Marsha – I’m writing it up today, it should be out tomorrow. It was supposed to go out today, but I got tagged :D So putting that out today :D

  • Marsha

    Well I mean if TAG Peer pressure reigns…..! :)

  • Marsha

    Well I mean if TAG Peer pressure reigns…..! :)

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Marsha – lolz :D it’s been programmed to go out a little after midnight :)

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Marsha – lolz :D it’s been programmed to go out a little after midnight :)

  • http://caribbeangarden.blogspot.com Nicole

    Sarina, one of the things I regret is seeing how “backward” Trinidad has become compared to many other countries, in terms of food production and the restaurant scene, for a relatively rich, educated, sophisticated place.
    All over the world people are growing all varieties of vegetables, herbs and salads, most of which most people in T&T never saw or heard of. Yes, eggplant comes in green, lavender, orange, white, stripes, you name it. Most people in Trinidad don’t even know what a real tomato tastes like, nor do you have the heirloom varieties like brandywine, green zebra etc. The farmers are only growing the hybrid stuff not designed for taste, sold by the big seed companies. That’s why I have started growing my own herbs, salads and tomatoes.
    People in T&T don’t even know what is basil, or arugula!
    As for the restaurant scene, very, very little innovation or attempt to introduce dishes using produce except what has been known from our great grandmother’s days. A shame given our fresh produce, and potential.

  • http://caribbeangarden.blogspot.com Nicole

    Sarina, one of the things I regret is seeing how “backward” Trinidad has become compared to many other countries, in terms of food production and the restaurant scene, for a relatively rich, educated, sophisticated place.
    All over the world people are growing all varieties of vegetables, herbs and salads, most of which most people in T&T never saw or heard of. Yes, eggplant comes in green, lavender, orange, white, stripes, you name it. Most people in Trinidad don’t even know what a real tomato tastes like, nor do you have the heirloom varieties like brandywine, green zebra etc. The farmers are only growing the hybrid stuff not designed for taste, sold by the big seed companies. That’s why I have started growing my own herbs, salads and tomatoes.
    People in T&T don’t even know what is basil, or arugula!
    As for the restaurant scene, very, very little innovation or attempt to introduce dishes using produce except what has been known from our great grandmother’s days. A shame given our fresh produce, and potential.

  • mary lou

    well, i looked this up cause I’m finally growing eggplant!!Started in Wis–took to Fla in Nov finally fruited in Feb cute and PURPLE and small but when I leave it to grow to a size I thought would be good for harvesting..they turn green!!! SO WHEN DO I HARVEST???Little and purple and cute and LITTLE like the size of a lime…or bigger 4 weeks later and grapefruit sized and GREEN?? I never expected these little guys to turn GREEN WHAT is the deal??? HELP Mary Lou

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