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Odesa-style eggplant caviar: how to prepare at home

Kateryna YagovychLS Food
Odesa-style eggplant caviar. Source: freepik.com

Everyone associates eggplant caviar with Odesa because that's where every housewife prepares this dish. In this city, this appetizer is made using a special technology, namely, a green apple is added. This creates a pleasant sourness and sweetish flavor.

The idea of cooking Odesa eggplant caviar was published on the Instagram page of food blogger Eduard Nasirov (my_happyfood).

Odesa-style eggplant caviar: how to prepare at home

Ingredients:

  • eggplants - 2 pcs.
  • peppers - 2 pcs
  • tomatoes - 3-4 pcs
  • garlic - 1-2 cloves
  • green apple - 1 pc
  • red onion - 1 pc
  • lemon - 1/2 (juice)
  • olive or vegetable oil - 40 ml
  • salt and pepper - to taste
  • herbs - a bunch (parsley, cilantro)
Odesa-style eggplant caviar: how to prepare at home

Method of preparation:

1. Make a few punctures in the eggplant with a knife and put it in the oven preheated to 220 degrees for 30 minutes.

Odesa-style eggplant caviar: how to prepare at home

2. Cover with a bowl or put in a bag and let it steam. Peel and finely chop with a knife.

Odesa-style eggplant caviar: how to prepare at home

3. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.

4. Put the caviar in the refrigerator for several hours.

Odesa-style eggplant caviar: how to prepare at home

5. Serve with bread.

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