Monday, July 6, 2009
After all that food from Saturday, I needed to have a relatively light meal. In comes the eggplant and some string beans. I had some leftover sweet and sour sauce saved from the Mini Tuna Burgers. And put two and two together and what do you get? Sweet and Sour Veggies. I didn't want to put too much effort in the kitchen with using any pots and pans. I decided on broiling them rather than baking. Shortens the cooking time for me.
Cut both vegetables into sizable sticks and broiled them. I only used a simple seasoning of olive oil, salt and pepper. After roughly 18-20 minutes, the string beans have a crisp texture, while the eggplant are nice and tender. Serve with some rice or eat alone.
Crisp and chewy. What more could you ask for?
Sweet & Sour Veggies
1/2 bundle String Beans (cut into 3-4 inch sticks)
1 Large round Eggplant (cut into 1/2 thick sticks)
1/2 c sweet and sour sauce
Preheat your broiler.
In a large bowl, toss the string beans and eggplant with olive oil, salt and pepper, coating it thoroughly.
Place on a flat baking sheet and put into the broiler for 18-20 min. After the first 5-10 min, give the eggplants and string beans a quick turn. Even out the cooking.
The eggplant will get nice and tender while the string beans will become nicely crisp.
When done pour over the sweet and sour sauce and lightly toss. Serve immediately.