Eggplant “Caviar” a la Odessa

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 09/25/2010 - 14:23.

Ingredients:

4 eggplants
4 red (or green) sweet peppers
1 hot green pepper
4 large tomatoes
4 garlic cloves
1 large onion
Ground black pepper, vinegar (or lemon juice), and vegetable oil on taste

Method:

Pre-heat an oven to 380 F (180 C).
Bake the eggplants, sweet peppers, and the hot pepper in the oven until the eggplants become mild.

Remove the tips, and dry in a colander until they’re warm.
Remove the pepper seeds.

Grate the onions, and press the garlic.

Chop the peppers into small cubes.

Blend all the ingredients well, then add the black pepper, vinegar, vegetable oil, and (optionally) sugar on taste.

Let cool.

Use as a standalone appetizer, as s salsa, as a garnish to potato dishes, or on hot toasted bread slices.