Layering flavor is the key to this eggplant recipe. The combination of earthy eggplant, salted anchovies, caramelized onions, garlicky chives and crispy fried shallots is enriching and complementary tastes beyond just the basic ingredients.
You say you don’t like anchovies. Too salty. Too fishy. Or you think you already know all you want to know about anchovies. Maybe you should reconsider?
Sasha Gora makes a traditional garlic and anchovy dip from the Piemonte region, a perfect accompaniment for those last few winter vegetables.