This recipe is for all of you who don’t particularly like eggplant, but are intrigued by these odd, purple (or white, or striped) vegetables. Or perhaps you’re like my daughter who kept getting eggplants in her produce box and just let them rot rather than cook them. So, the last…
Simpler is often better, and that’s the case here. This recipe makes a quick, easy, and elegant meal. As usual, we recommend whole wheat or gluten-free pasta. Any shape will do, but we prefer this dish made with bow ties.
My husband is Cajun and is very particular when it comes to crab cakes. He does NOT like filler, but it can be difficult to hold the cakes together without any. These are packed with crab, using only the smallest amount of breadcrumbs. Adjust the Tabasco to suit your tastes, then serve some on the side as well.
Buy an all-natural, prepared pesto to use in this very simple and very tasty dip/spread.