Discover a new favorite tapa. Bite into a berenjena and enjoy a uniquely satisfying taste sensation. A local specialty of southern Spain and an exclusive offering of ours, you won't find this tapa anywhere else in the U.S.
Berenjena (behr-en-HAYN-uh) is the Spanish word for eggplant, but it´s a misnomer because this vegetable looks and tastes nothing like our large black eggplants. One might say its taste/texture is distantly reminiscent of an artichoke. Anyway, this berenjena vegetable (sometimes called berenjena de almagro, or berenjenas en vinagre) is a hyper-local specialty of Jaen, which is a region of Spain in Andalucia.
They are traditionally cooked in a flavorful vinegary broth until tender, and then refrigerated and served as a homestyle tapa. To be honest, the only people we know who make them at home are the abuelas, maybe because they are so labor and time intensive that only the grandmothers are willing to do it. Or maybe it´s just a tapa from another generation.
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