Another wonderful recipe in the books from my amazing mom, Thoraia! This side dish is literally bursting with flavor. I’m sure you’ve noticed a theme by now: garlic, garlic, and more garlic. We haven’t even begun to scratch the surface with garlic. Stay tuned. But in the meantime, read on for my mom’s secret to a delicious garlic sauce that will make any vegetable worth eating.
This sauce has quite a kick of tangy, garlicky zest!! The garlic sauce is not cooked in any way, so you are essentially eating a pureed mixture of raw garlic, Serrano peppers and everything else this sauce holds. Just remember, raw garlic is great for flu season coming up. It’s a natural antibiotic. The mixture of this dramatic sauce with the subtlety of the boiled eggplant makes for a great blended taste. I personally love it and find myself eating the sauce plain sometimes. But then again, I did grow up on this dish, so my taste buds are rather acquired.
If you’re looking to be a little adventurous and you don't plan on kissing anyone soon, feel free to give this unique dish a try! It’s very simple to make and the finished product is a pleasant compliment to any food spread. Let me know in the comments below what you think!
My name is Renee McGinley and I'm a self-taught cook, constantly learning as I go. Please check out my About Me page for more on my recipe motto and cooking style.