I'd put this recipe up against the beef any day.
  1. I take ZERO Credit it's all the genius of Kenji Lopez-Alt.
  2. And the science behind it - I promise worth the read, Kenji is that good.
  3. Ways I've Bastardized Kenji's recipe that I think work are:
    🍆 Charred the eggplant on a grill or over flames on the stove-top. 🍆 Left a teeny tiny bit of the charred eggplant skin on. 🍆 Mashed in raw garlic with the Anchovy. 🍆 Added shaved truffle scraps. 🍆 Doubled the Marmite. 🍆 Doubled the anchovy. 🍆 Chili flakes.
  4. I can't believe there is an emoji (or emojicon??) sticker thing for eggplant!