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aubergine

1. a tropical Old World solanaceous plant, Solanum melongena, widely cultivated for its egg-shaped typically dark purple fruit
2. the fruit of this plant, which is cooked and eaten as a vegetable
3. a dark purple colour

aubergine

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A secret term used to refer to computers in the presence of computerphobic third parties.
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Place the cooked aubergines into a plastic bag to sweat for a few minutes.
Chef James Wong says: "This is basically a lasagne that swaps pasta sheets for deliciously rich, breaded aubergine slices.
1 Brown the aubergines in 2 tbsp of the oil so they're golden on all sides, but not soft in the middle yet - this is best done in batches in a large, non-stick frying pan.
Caster sugar a good pinch8 baby aubergines, halved lengthways
Doctorshave removed a foot-long aubergine that got stuck inside a man's intestines after he shoved the fruit up his rectum to help him go to the toilet.
Aubergine lovers can head straight to Qurm, where the Italians' love for this purple vegetable can be tasted in almost every dish.
Once softened, push the aubergines to one side of the wok and add the second teaspoon of rapeseed oil.
I'm using foraged winter chanterelles and sweet chestnuts in this recipe with aubergine and Jerusalem artichoke.
INGREDIENTS 2 large aubergines Sea salt 3-4 tbsp olive oil 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 lemons, zest and juice 1 medium bunch of fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped 250g buffalo mozzarella, torn roughly into chunks
I have always wondered why people dislike aubergines.
INGREDIENTS 3cm piece of ginger 4 garlic cloves 2 small green chillies 2 aubergines Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper Groundnut oil 200g vine cherry tomatoes 4 spring onions 1/2 a bunch of coriander 1 lime, juiced 1tbsp tamarind paste 1/2tbsp honey 3tbsp white sweet miso (available from Waitrose and Holland & Barratt) METHOD 1.