I just love it when you wing a recipe and it turns out perfectly on the first first try. This recipe was exactly that. Yesterday my husband and I purchased a new fridge, so as a result I ended up cleaning out our old fridge and getting rid some expired/freezer burnt food. The result was a gorgeously clean new fridge - with very little groceries inside. It inspired me to go grocery shopping, and while at the store I picked up a couple of veggies I hadn't tried before - Japanese Eggplants being one of them.
As soon as I got home, I got busy thinking of different ways that I could cook them. I started throwing ingredients together, and before I knew it, these skewers were born.
We took them over to a friends house later that evening since we were getting together for appetizers. Without knowing what they were, one of my friends tried them and thought they tasted like mushrooms. They have a similar taste without quite having the same texture. As someone who loves the flavour of mushrooms, but can't handle their rubberiness - I'd consider Japanese Eggplants a win.