Recipe of the Week: Grilled Eggplant

Connor Guyton
Lifestyles Reporter

Grilled Eggplant
Eggplant are in season at the Starkville Community Market and can be found on the tables of many of the vegetable vendors. To learn about eggplants, pick up a copy of today's Starkville Daily News.

3 pounds eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch slices
3 tablespoons coarse salt, plus more for serving
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Freshly ground pepper

Sprinkle eggplant slices with salt on both sides. Place in a colander set over a bowl; let stand 1 hour to drain. Discard liquid; rinse eggplant slices under cold running water. Place on several layers of paper towels, and press out water.
Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Generously brush both sides of eggplant slices with oil; sprinkle with pepper. Place on grill, and cook until browned, 5 to 6 minutes. Flip eggplant slices, and cook until browned on bottom. Serve hot, drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with salt and pepper.