Ingredients:

  • 1 medium onion – coarsely chopped
  • 8 oz mushrooms – quartered
  • 6 japanesse eggplants – cut in cubes
  • 3/4 HEAD of garlic – crushed or chopped fine
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon dried bazil or 1/4 cup fresh chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste.

Directions:

Japanese eggplants are sweeter in my opinion. If you you regular eggplant, you may want to salt and drain for a couple of hours.

In a large heavy bottomed pan (or dutch oven), sautee (in water or veggie stock) onions over medium heat until soft and sweet. Add mushrooms, eggplant, garlic and water. Keep on med – high heat stiring occationally until the water is boiling (about 2 min). Turn down heat to a simmer and cover about 1/2 hour or until eggplant is done and very soft (regular eggplant may take a bit longer). Add basil, salt and pepper to taste. Reheat when ready to serve.

If you *want* to add tomatoes, 6-8 plum tomatoes would be go