"Chose promise, chose due!" This is a French expression that translates as promises are made to be kept.
As promised, this is the recipe of the vegetarian equivalent of fish caviar that I served my "vegetarian" dinner guests last night. I paired it with mini-crumpets and a little dollop of crème fraîche in between.
This recipe was inspired by the Tassajara Cookbook by Karla Oliveira, which is an excellent resource for vegetarian party food recipes. The quinoa grains and eggplant seeds resemble the original fish eggs. It is basically eggplant caviar, very similar to baba ganoush, mixed with cooked quinoa.
For more flavor, I topped it with an Asian-style mint and cilantro sauce that added a beautiful, bright green color. Full Recipe...