Smoky Eggplant Dip

by R.B. Quinn and Min Merrell
smoky eggplant dip

smoky eggplant dip

Smoky Eggplant Dip–what a concept. A great application for liquid smoke, one of our favorite products.

We’ve had excellent baba ganoosh at Nashville’s Kalamata’s Mediterranean Cuisine with the nicest hint of smoke. We asked the chef and dove into a series of instructions involving an indoor smoker contraption and wood chips. His hands were waving around like John Madden outlining plays. It sounded great, but not for the busy home cook.

We translated his vision to ready-to-pour liquid smoke. Start by simmering the eggplant in smoky water and it works like a charm. Smoky eggplant is a perfect example of how to use liquid smoke in a more delicate application than slow cooking fatty meats. We used a lot of liquid smoke in our book Cheater BBQ, and we’re still seeing more cool new things to do with it. Like our Roast Chicken with Liquid Smoke test that was really good.


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R.B. Quinn February 20, 2013 - 10:14 pm

Well get to it, Joan, and call us when it’s ready to test. We love the fridge!

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