Eggplant Caviar

Баклажанная икра

Preparation info

  • 8

    Generous First-Course Servings
    • Difficulty

      Complex

Appears in

A Taste of Russia

A Taste of Russia

By Darra Goldstein

Published 1983

  • About

For those unable to afford the luxury of fish roe at their tables, this finely chopped eggplant dish presents a tasty alternative—hence its nickname, “poor man’s caviar.” This spicy “caviar” originated in the Caucasus and was adopted by the Russians into their own cuisine. It is best served on thick slices of black bread. Try to resist eating the caviar right away so the flavors can meld overnight in the refrigerator.