Friday Grill Nights @ Big Oak Cafe are in season! They were so popular last year, yet we hope to do an even better job this time around giving you unique and affordable menus from the grill outside at the Big Oak Cafe. Join us on the patio on select Fridays from 4-8pm (weather permitting). August [...]
1 large eggplant, sliced into 1/2″ circles
1/4 c. olive oil
5 T. honey
juice of 1 lemon
1/2 T. garlic, finely minced
1/2 T. ginger, finely minced
1 t. cayenne pepper
Lay eggplant slices on paper towels. Generously salt both sides of slices. Let sit for 15-20 mins., then wipe slices with a clean paper towel. Lightly brush slices with olive oil. Place slices on grill or in skillet over medium heat until browned on both sides. Remove from heat and keep warm.
In a bowl, combine honey and lemon juice with 1/2 c. hot water, stirring to dissolve. Heat remaining olive oil in a saucepan. Add garlic, ginger and cayenne. Stir for 1-2 mins. Add honey lemon water and bring to a boil. Reduce to a light, syrupy glaze. Dip eggplant into glaze to coat on both sides. Pour remainder over top. Serves 4.