Sambal Terung is a Malaysian roasted eggplant dish covered in sambal (a spicy, chile-based condiment). "I personally like this dish because it carries a deep, exotic flavor with minimal hands-on time; you’ll mostly spend your time soaking and roasting the eggplants," says blogger Russ Crandall. Slideshow: Eggplant Recipes
Like the meatless Imam Bayildi, this Turkish stuffed eggplant dish is rich, vibrant and perfect as a light supper.
This French variation of traditional pot roast differs from traditional American pot roasts by threading long strips of pork fat through a tough cut of beef to add fat and flavor; for the home chef, braising the roast in a sauce flavored with cured pork works just as well.
This classic dish originated from the Burgundy region of eastern France as a pauper’s dish until it became a staple of haute cuisine in the early 20th century. This gluten-free variation uses rice flour and a sauce reduction to achieve its signature heartiness. Slideshow: Beef Recipes