Melanzana bianca di Senise

The Melanzana bianca di Senise, also known as the White Eggplant of Senise, is a unique and highly prized vegetable found in the region of Basilicata, Italy. This particular variety of eggplant is native to the town of Senise, as well as other nearby towns and communes such as Montemurro, Sant’Arcangelo, and Viggiano.

In these towns, you can find the Melanzana bianca di Senise in local markets, grocery stores, and specialty shops. Some recommended places to purchase this eggplant include the Mercato di Senise, Alimentari di Montemurro, and Bottega del Gusto in Sant’Arcangelo. These establishments offer a wide range of local produce, including the White Eggplant of Senise.

The Melanzana bianca di Senise is recognized as a traditional agricultural product (PAT) in Italy. It is known for its distinct flavor, creamy texture, and delicate skin. The eggplant is typically elongated and has a white or pale yellow color. It is also characterized by its lack of bitterness, making it a versatile ingredient in various recipes.

One popular recipe that showcases the Melanzana bianca di Senise is Melanzane alla Parmigiana. This dish involves layering slices of the eggplant with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and Parmesan cheese, then baking it until golden and bubbly. Another delicious recipe is Caponata, a Sicilian eggplant dish that combines the White Eggplant of Senise with tomatoes, onions, capers, olives, and vinegar.

Sources:
– “Melanzana bianca di Senise” – www.basilicataturistica.it
– “Melanzana bianca di Senise” – www.agraria.org