I checked in because I found some exotic looking eggplant at the farmer's market. I bought some Japanese eggplant, and some white & purple blush eggplant.
As I recall, to get rid of the bitterness, salt the raw eggplant slices. Allow it to sit. put it in a strainer and put something heavy on it such as a bowl, to extract some of the liquid. Then rinse off the salt as best you can.
I am planning to try to grill some of this.
Check this food network recipe, directions second paragraph. www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/michael-chiare
Edited by: 60SIXTY at: 9/20/2009 (23:41)