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Grilled Japanese Eggplant with Radicchio and Endive

A simple study in bitterness enhanced by the grill and Jordan Extra Virgin Olive Oil, this easy recipe is a flavorful, vegetarian food pairing for a medium-bodied, elegant red wine like Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon. Can be served as a side dish or main course.

Ingredients

  • 6 Japanese eggplant, washed but not peeled

  • ¼ cup Jordan Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

  • 5 Belgian endive, ¼” cross cut through root end

  • 6 heads radicchio, quartered lengthwise

  • sel gris, to taste

  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • olive oil, lemon juice and several sprigs of rosemary, marjoram or tarragon for garnish

Ingredients

  • 6 Japanese eggplant, washed but not peeled

  • ¼ cup Jordan Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

  • 5 Belgian endive, ¼” cross cut through root end

  • 6 heads radicchio, quartered lengthwise

  • sel gris, to taste

  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • olive oil, lemon juice and several sprigs of rosemary, marjoram or tarragon for garnish

Instructions

serves 6

Preheat grill to a medium-high heat. Fill a bowl with ice water. Grill eggplant, turning frequently until completely soft. Transfer to the ice bath.

When cool enough to handle, peel eggplant from the stem down. Season and drizzle with olive oil. Reserve in a warm oven.

Bring a pot of seasoned water to a boil, then add lemon juice and endive. Reduce heat to a simmer. Place a small plate or pot lid on endive to submerge.

After 10-15 minutes, when endive is easily pierced with a paring knife, remove with a slotted spoon, quarter and hold with eggplant. Endive may be sautéed at this point to caramelize.

Lightly toss radicchio in olive oil and season. Grill until just barely cooked through. Some charring is recommended.

Arrange radicchio and eggplant on a warm plate and finish with sel gris, pepper, lemon juice, Jordan Extra Virgin Olive Oil and freshly cut herbs.

Wine Pairing Suggestions

Every bottle of Jordan is crafted with food in mind. The elegant balance between fruit, acidity, tannin and alcohol found in our Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon make them versatile for a variety of food & wine pairings. We’ve selected a few vintages that we believe will complement or contrast flavors in this recipe perfectly.

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