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I love spicy food, in fact, I can say that one of my favorite cuisines is Mexican food. I grew up in the island of the Dominican Republic; spicy food was not part of our diet, we would used “pique” (hot sauce) on certain foods, but definitely not everything.
All that change when I came to the United States…
My Love for spicy food began when I met my two girlfriends who are from Mexico. They introduced me to a variety of different spices and flavors; one of my favorites is Chipotle in Adobo sauce, It has that smoky flavor that can complement almost any recipe.
Talking about recipes…
Today I’m sharing a traditional Dominican recipe commonly eaten during Lent season–Stewed eggplant–A hearty dish made with eggplant and spices, such as garlic and oregano. This recipe has an extra kick; I added LA MORENA® Chipotle Peppers in adobo sauce. LA MORENA® Peppers are trusted, high quality ingredients that you can depend on to create delicious Latino meatless, seafood or vegetarian meals that brings your family together during the Lent Season.
Due to its texture, eggplants widely use in the Dominican Republic as a meat substitute.
I found my ingredients at Walmart!
Here is a simple-yet-delicious recipe for Chipotle stewed eggplants.
- 1 Large eggplants, diced into small cubes
- 1 medium green pepper, diced
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 medium tomato, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 LA MORENA® Chipotle pepper in Adobo Sauce
- 2 tablespoons of canola oil
- 1/4 teaspoon, dried oregano
- fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1 cup of water
- Salt to taste
- Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, sauté the onions, garlic and green peppers.
- Add the tomatoes, eggplants, oregano, salt and chipotle pepper in adobo sauce.
- Add water to the vegetables and let them cook for about 20 to 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- When most of the water has evaporated and the vegetables are soft, sprinkle with fresh parsley.
- Serve with white rice.
Celebrate the Lent season with your favorite meatless dishes and don’t forget to add an extra kick!
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