After a wonderful 6 days in London, I’m back in Germany.
I’m working on a post of London highlights but in the mean time, I just had to share a recipe from tonight’s dinner.
I have to admit, I love the way the Germans and English call eggplant aubergine. So, that’s what I’ll call it here.
Adapted from The Easy GI Diet
- Olive oil spray, no more than 1 Tbsp.
- 1 aubergine (eggplant), cut into small cubes
- 1 small red onion, finely sliced into 1/2 circles
- 1 Tbsp. capers, roughly chopped
- 2 tomatoes, chopped
- 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
- 1/2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
- salt and pepper to taste
- Spray a non-stick frying pan with the olive oil and fry the aubergine for 10 minutes until golden and softened.
- Add the onions, capers, tomatoes, parsley, and vinegar and stir to combine. Season lightly to taste. Remove from the heat and serve either immediately, or once slightly cooled.
Calories: 99, Protein: 3g, Carbs: 9g, Fat: 6g when using 1 Tbsp. oil
I remember the first time I ate capers in a foods class in high school. I hated the taste and spit it right out. A few weeks ago, I decided to give capers another shot and discovered that I really like their flavor. They are slightly salty and really make the warm aubergine salad.
Here’s the whole meal deal
When shopping today, I wanted to buy cod but forgot to look up the translation before heading out the door. By the looks on the box, I thought I bought cod but when I got home and translated the name, I discovered that what I really bought is called Pacific Plaice.
In reading about this previously unknown to me fish, I discovered that it is a species which is overexploited and at historic lows. Needless to say, I will not buy this fish again.
I rarely eat fish but when I do, I choose to support sustainable fish sources which are not threatened by human consumption.
If you are interested in sustainable fish and seafood choices, these websites provide a ton of information.
So, skip the plaice but do give the salad a go!
Alright, I’ll climb down from my soap box now and get back to working on a London recap for all of you.