These recipes were entered by customers, growers, and market managers at the many markets. Account-holders at those markets can see what recipes are in season, buy ingredients from their local growers while looking at the recipe itself, add comments and photographs, mark favorites, and more. Buying and cooking with locally grown food has never been easier!

Perfect Grilled Eggplant

From Statesboro Market2Go

<p>Just in time for the 4th of July, this recipe can be enjoyed by itself or used as a meat patty substitute. Please consider leaving a picture or comment if you decide to try this recipe!</p>
Source: (Entered by Ariana Giddens)
Serves: 6 to 8

2 tablespoons Salt (plus a little more to taste)
1 cup Warm water
8 cups Cold water
3 Eggplants
1/3 cup Olive oil
Seasonings of your choice to taste

Step by Step Instructions
  1. Take a bowl and dissolve the salt in the warm water. Stir until it has fully dissolved, then add the cold water. Set this brine aside.
  2. Cut off the stem of the eggplants, then cut the eggplants into 3/4 inch thick slices. The skin should be left on for cooking, but may be removed before eating.
  3. Place slices into the brine and weighted down by an upside-down plate and then soaked for at least 30 minutes, but no longer than 1 hour.
  4. Heat your grill to medium-high heat. Drain the eggplant slices and pat them dry with a paper towel. Lay the slices on a baking sheet, brush one side with olive oil, salt, and any other seasonings you desire.
  5. Lay the slices oil side down on the grill and cook them until grill marks appear (should be about 5 minutes). Apply oil, salt, and seasoning the upward side, then turn them over and once again cook them until grill marks appear, then serve. As mentioned before, the skin may be removed before eating.