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Moldavian Eggplant Givetch
lite and a easy to prepare vegetarian dish
1 Onion - white or red
2 Eggplants - cut in half
2 Bell peppers - large - red and yellow, preffered
2 tomatoes large
3-4 tbsp Olive oil
2 tbsp crushed garlic
2 tbsp chopped green spice like, cilantro or green onion for decoration
salt and pepper to taste

optional: use canned stewed tomatoes instead of fresh ones,
add 1-2 tbsp of sesame oil to taste


All ingredients are cooked separately, but simultaneously and then mixed in a bowl..
1) Eggplants
a. Cut in half and lightly salt
b. Place an eggplant in a small paper bag, or just cover and put into the microwave
c. Approximate microwave time is 7 to 10 min, or untill the eggplant has changed color is visibly tender
d. Remove the skin, and cut the remaining vegetable into small pieces
e. Place in a mixing bowl
2) Bell Peppers & Onions & Tomatoes
a. cut Bell Peppers and Onions into thin circles, and then cut each pepper round into two/three parts
b. in a sauteing pan, place onions first, and then add peppers in a couple of minutes
c. saute in oil approximately
5-10 min, or as you wish
d. you can chop tomatoes and add them to the pan 2-3 minutes before the end or use a can of steamed tomatoes to add right into the mix
3) Final Mix
a. add all the ingredients to the mixing bowl
b. Add crushed garlic, salt, pepper, and gilantro (you dont have to use this herb if you dont like it)
c. I normally add at least a tbsp. of sesame oil just for the taste


Preparation Time: 12-15 Serves: 6
Recipe Origin: Moldova
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United States
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