Mashed Curry Eggplant is another Indian dish that my family loves. It works great as a dipping sauce for breads, as a vegetable side or as a filling for quesadilla or roti. Making it is not as difficult as I thought. Start the process by baking the whole eggplant in the oven to and start a curry in the pan, then put the two together. Because of this dish, my husband buys eggplant every chance he gets.
I have been cooking with kale for a while now, and this is my favorite way of preparing it - cut thinly and stir fried with leeks. Leeks impart a sweetness to the kale and complements it perfectly. This dish works well as a vegetable side to any dish.
GoChujang (Korean hot fermented bean paste) is quickly becoming one of my favorite condiments in the kitchen. It has such complex flavors - rich, salty, sweet and spicy. In this vinaigrette, I add vinegar and sesame seed oil to round out the many flavors of GoChujang. I have used this over roasted broccoli or a simple lettuce/cucumber salad. Feel free to add to any of your favorite vegetables, roasted or not!
Oven Roasted Zucchini Salad is a fresh way to serve zucchini. I made this zucchini dish as a side to Paprika Lime Pork Chops and the two flavors complemented each other perfectly.
Creamy potatoes works great as a side for any dish.
On our last visit to Germany, I found a new condiment in the grocery store - Sweet Mustard. Being without my regular spices to work with, I added the Sweet Mustard to Mashed Potatoes. My family enjoyed the meal as a side to Currywurst Sausages (without the Sandwich). Now back home in North America, Sweet Mustard is not an easy condiment to find = so I add the sweetness to my favorite mustard to make the mashed potato recipe. We have it as a side to Paprika Lime Pork Chops or Jamaican Jerk Chicken.
Shakshuka is a breakfast of eggs poached in tomato sauce common in Israel. Being one who favors spice, I thought the eggs would go well with the creamy and spicy tomato-based Tikka Masala. It can be a breakfast, lunch or dinner, served with a light salad and bread. Here is my version.