Eggplant XL - Glasshouse Grown (ea)
Eggplant has a somewhat bitter, but pleasant taste and spongy texture. Once cooked, though, the taste becomes more mild and a bit richer. It also takes on a soft, creamy texture. Eggplant can be grilled but more commonly baked. They can be baked whole or stuffed.
Sautéed slices of eggplant are layered alternately with a tomato sauce and cheese in an oven-proof dish, and then baked for about 45 minutes in a moderate oven.