Eggplant with Garlic Sauce Recipe

Eggplant with Garlic Sauce Recipe
serves 2

    -4  medium Chinese eggplants
    -2 teaspoons minced garlic
    -4 green onion (spring onion, scallion) white and green parts, finely chopped
    -2 fresh small chili pepper
    -1 tablespoon brown sugar
    -2 tablespoons kikkoman soy sauce
    -1/2 teaspoon Chinese  sesame oil
    -salt for taste
    -1/2 teaspoon cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water mixture ( optional)

1. Cut the ends off the eggplant. Roll the eggplant slices from left to right and cut diagonally into pieces approximately 1-inch thick. Put the eggplant in salt cold water for 2 minutes ,then drain the eggplant on paper towels. Be sure the eggplant is drained thoroughly.

2. Heat the wok and add 2 tablespoon olive oil on medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the garlic,and chili pepper ,Stir-fry for 30 seconds. Add the eggplant into the pan. Stir for a 2-3 minutes to mix garlic together. Then add 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 2 tablespoons kikkoman soy sauce,turn down the heat to low-medium ,stir fry for about 10 minutes until the eggplant is tender.

3. Finish off the dish by removing it from the heat and stirring in 1/4 teaspoon white vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon of Asian sesame oil and chopped scallion. Feel free to enhance the presentation by garnishing the dish with a handful chopped chives, cilantro or parsley, or toasted sesame seeds.

Serve and enjoy this delicious Authentic Chinese Food Recipe – eggplant with garlic sauce

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