Marco Polo Vegetable Spread
by Julia Hanna
Bulgaria is the unlikely provenance of this simple yet versatile condiment made
from red peppers, eggplant, and garlic. It's not clear what they do with the
stuff in Eastern Europe, but its Day-Glo shade of red and forcefully piquant
flavor can put zip in a turkey sandwich or add kick to a quesadilla. We're
still experimenting, but we can imagine interesting possibilities in the realm
of pasta sauces, omelets, and deviled eggs. One jar goes a long way, weighing
in at well over one pound and running only $3.49. Who knows what Marco Polo has
to do with it, but if this doesn't expand your culinary horizons, nothing will.
Marco Polo Vegetable Spread is available at Arax Market, 585 Mount Auburn
Street, in Watertown. Call (617) 924-3399.
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