|Soya chili steamed eggplant|
Soya chili steamed eggplant is an incredibly simple dish to prepare. Steam for 5-10 minutes and in the meantime mix together the ingredients for the sauce. Pour sauce over eggplant and eat. That’s all there is to it.
Eggplants are usually roasted, baked or sautéed. The thought of eating steamed eggplant may not sound very appealing to some of us. I understand. Once you get past that psychological hurdle and actually try this, what you will experience is something which is surprisingly tender, moist and sweet. And not greasy at all. The recipe is available here.
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Good news, Heston Blumental has revealed an interesting palate cleanser. The idea is to soak up the juices in your mouth using a tampon. "If you drain the moisture in your mouth you experience richness, creaminess and sweetness more intensely ... and there is really nothing much more absorbent than a tampon."
The impact on the tastebuds is immediate: "If you have a spoonful of ice-cream then put a tampon on the tongue for a couple of minutes, when you eat the ice-cream again the taste will be richer. It's certainly not something I would do for culinary enjoyment purposes, but it's an interesting way to explore the taste receptors in our mouth." This palate cleanser approach would provide great entertainment too. Imagine people placing tampons on their tongue.
Unfortunately the good news ends here. Tampons will not be on his menu at Fat Duck. But that doesn’t stop you from getting creative yourself. Please don't ask me technical details on this topic:)