Friday, 26 August 2016

Roasted But Not Chicken


I used to think that roasted vegetables were the worst thing ever. Ever. My first intro to roasted veggie were the very bland zucchini (and some other veggies that I can't recall) that accompanied my roasted chicken at Italianese many, many years ago.

That meal made two impressions on me. (1) Roasted vegetables suck. They should be stir fried instead. (2) Zucchini sucks. What a lousy vegetable.

Very negative, eh?

And then I concluded that nothing should be roasted except chicken (and other meats) and potatoes. Hah!



But of course my views have changed over the years when roasted vegetables crept back into my life in the form of roasted peppers when I made  Roasted Pork Loin with Peppers.

And not forgetting of all things, roasted broccoli when I had my first Broccoli Bagna Cauda. I never imagined that roasted broccoli could taste THAT good.



So to add on to my repertoire of roasted vegetables, I added eggplant to my usual peppers for a very nice (to me that is) Roasted Eggplant and Peppers.



It so simple. Just dice up the eggplant and slice up the peppers. Toss in olive oil and roast in the oven till soft. Then season with salt and pepper. Yum! Yum!

Roasted Eggplant and Peppers
Recipe source : Phong Hong

Ingredients 
- 1 medium sized eggplant, diced
- 1 each red, green and yellow capsicum, sliced
- olive oil
- salt and pepper

Method :
1. Toss the diced eggplant and sliced capsicum with olive oi.'
2. Spread in a layer on a line baking tray.
3. Roast in the oven at 200C for 35 to 45 minutes, tossing occasionally until vegetable are soft and slightly charred.



34 comments:

  1. They sure do not have the looks. We only roast potatoes and sweet potatoes, can't remember roasting anything else other than meat and seafood.

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    1. Yeah, they look so blah unfortunately but taste good :)

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  2. Yumm... I love roasted vegetables. :D

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  3. I love roasted veggies! I'm especially fond of eggplant done with a hint of oyster sauce to caramelize the edges.

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    1. I have come to love them too. I love eggplant and oyster sauce sounds great!

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  4. I never tried roasted vegetables myself.... Also i hardly cooked...

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    1. Maybe got chance to try it at restaurant.

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  5. I love roasted vegetables. Whenever I eat out and if my main came with roasted vegetables (instead of those simple tossed fresh salad leaves) I'd be a very happy camper! ;D And no, zucchini doesn't suck! Try using a peeler and peel them into long paper thin strips....it's crunchy and great in a salad or as a side dish ;) You may change your mind with this Jamie Oliver inspired recipe...kekeke....at
    http://eatwhateatwhere.blogspot.my/2015/05/ewew-cooks-pan-fried-mackerel-with.html

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    1. Oh, thanks for the link! Yes, those strips of zucchini your prepared looked very good. Will buy zucchini this evening :)

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  6. I love roasted broccoli and pumpkin :)

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  7. Hi Phong Hong, your roasted veggies looks tempting.

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  8. I also thought zucchini sucks. In fact, I still think so today. :/

    I'm fine with peppers, but I think the only veggie that I can say I am legit fine with roasted, is broccoli. Even then I never roast them alone. It is always with a choice of meat.

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    1. Zucchini is so bland. But now I can appreciate them. I put them in my pork rib soup hee..hee..

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  9. Roasted veg brings out the sweetness in them. Try roasted garlic, shallots (Banana shallots), leeks, chillies, ripe bananas (with butter and ground cinnamon/grated nutmeg/ground cardamon as a dessert) and sweet corn (with butter/olive oil, then slice it off the cob as a salad).

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    1. Wow, that's quite a suggestion and they all sound very good to me.

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  10. Not much of a fan of roasted vegetables. Hehe

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  11. I used to think like you about roasted veggies which looked so wrong. Now I love them all esp the new revolution of Japanese making barbequed vegetables with pork fats with sprinkled herbs. So heavenly nice!

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  12. i shared your exact sentiments about roasted veggies years ago too! but i guess it's a testament to good produce and good preparation that we now can find roast veggies that we enjoy :D btw, i used to hate siu yok too once upon a time, but that was cos my initial young experiences were all with bad-tasting pork :)

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    1. Hey, I used to hate siu yok too when I was a kid! The ones in my hometown are nowhere near what we get in PJ or KL. Now I am an ardent fan :)

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  13. I love to eat your roasted vegetables here. In fact I love to eat all kinds of roasted vegetables. So delicious!

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  14. Healthy roasts! Maybe I should also try roasting vegetables!

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    1. Yes, you should. They are very tasty!

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  15. Roasted eggplant sounds good to me

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  16. Hi Phone Hong,
    I definitely like this roasted veggies since I am veggie fan.
    Thank you for the wonderful sharing.

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    1. Hi Aunty Young! Since you are a veggie fan, then you will enjoy roasted veggies :)

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  17. Love these roasted healthy bites! Such a colourful treat, dear! xoxo

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    1. They are colorful, healthy and tasty!

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