Graffiti Eggplant Sofrito Is A Perfect Side Dish For Everything
My wife and I are always looking for good side dishes to serve with our main dishes. This eggplant sofrito recipe comes from a delicious meal we received from Blue Apron, a new concept in grocery delivery where you receive complete meals with fresh ingredients and easy to follow recipes. The eggplant sofrito was served with pan fried tilapia and peppers.
What is Sofrito?
Sofrito is a seasoning sauce used as a base in many countries’ cuisines. Depending on where you live, the combination of ingredients will vary. You’ll usually find onion, garlic and tomatoes but can also find peppers, cilantro, paprika, celery and a host of other ingredients like eggplant. The ingredients are diced and sauteed in oil.
What About This Graffiti Eggplant?
This is the first time I’ve cooked with graffiti eggplant so it is new to me. It goes by many names including Pandora Striped Rose, Edirne Purple Striped and Fairytale eggplant. It is typically small and teardrope shapped with vivid strips of violet and ivory white coloring. It grows as small as 3 inches in length to as large as 8 inches.
Because of its size, graffiti eggplant cooks fast so it is perfect for recipes you are going to grill, saute or pan fry. Goes well with tomato, onions, garlic as well as spices including cumin turmeric and ginger.