With over 15 years of experience, winner Richard Blais knows how to please a refined palate. His recipe for eggplant-based caviar is a budget-friendly answer to one of the most expensive foods. Treat yourself without breaking the bank!
Prick the eggplant a few times with the tines of a fork. In an oven preheated to 350°F, on a cookie tray lined with foil, cook the eggplant whole for an hour and a half, or until it is completely collapsed and wrinkled. Open the eggplant and scoop the flesh from inside. Hand mince this and squeeze out or let sit in a colander for a few minutes to become drier. It should resemble caviar now. Add the remaining ingredients and use as a condiment or topping for pretty much anything.