I've only had the Russian version from the old Time-Life "Russian
Cooking" set. The Balkan version, which is one of my favorite comfort
foods, is called "ajvar" [EYE-var, for the English speakers] and has
no tomatoes but *a lot* of red bell pepper -- it's a beautiful deep
red color and the flavor is wonderful. Thank goodness, there's a
small independent grocery store in my town that imports it!!
Let us know how your feast guests rave about Baklazhannaya Ikra --
'cause we know they will.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Yevgeniya Pechenaya <ladie_lada@...> wrote:
> Yes it is indeed the recipie involving eggplant, tomatoes and bell
peppers. Though my family recipe does not use bell peppers.