Circle h Farm

--- Dexter, Oregon ---

Circle h Farm is a certified organic farm, growing fruits, vegetables, and herbs for local markets. Circle h delivers CSA boxes to Eugene, Dexter, and Oakridge, Oregon. Also can be found at the Lane County Farmers' Market.

CSA week 13, July 26

Personally, I'm not a huge fan of eggplant, but I've heard that when it's prepared right it can be really tasty. Well I had some grilled eggplant recently and it was good! Here is one recipe, but there are many different ways to grill eggplant. Go ahead and find a recipe that's appealing to you!


  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce (preferably dark soy)
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 2 small fresh red chili peppers, seeded and minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  •  Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • ½ teaspoon sugar (optional)
  • 2 medium globe eggplants or 4 Japanese eggplants
  • ¼ cup canola oil


  • Start a grill or preheat broiler. Combine the vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, chilies, salt, pepper and sugar, if using, in a large nonreactive bowl and set aside.
  • Slice globe eggplants into 3/4-inch rounds or cut Japanese eggplants in half lengthwise. Marinate the eggplant in the sauce for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Remove the eggplant and reserve the sauce. Brush both sides of the slices with oil. Grill or broil until nicely browned and tender, about 5 minutes a side. (Do this in 2 batches if necessary to keep from crowding eggplant.) Remove to a platter and pour the reserved sauce over the eggplant. Serve immediately.