Eggplant with Garlic Sauce

After all these healthy recipes for making chinese food at home are you still craving that saucy, garlicky, spicy eggplant dish found in most Chinese restaurants? The one that is called “eggplant with garlic sauce,” “eggplant Sichuan/Szechwan style” or some such?

Eggplant in garlic sauce is a delightful vegetarian dish found on the menu of many Chinese restaurants in the United States. Chilli garlic sauce is a common ingredient in Chinese markets. It is the consistency of a thick puree and gives intense heat and flavor to any dish, especially when cooked with additional fresh garlic and ginger. This dish is delicious served at room temperature or chilled, and is a Sichuan-style dish — hot and spicy with sweetness from the pork. Chinese eggplant is more slender than a regular eggplant, and it is said to be less bitter.

Recipe: Eggplant with Garlic Sauce

Eggplant with Garlic Sauce

Eggplant with Garlic Sauce

Character: Lightening colour, redolent with rich flavored.

This spicy side dish is a popular feature at Chinese restaurants, particularly those featuring Szechuan regional cuisine. The ginger and garlic must be chopped *very* finely, and cooked longer than you may expect, since we are cooking them in water rather than oil!

Ingredients for Eggplant with Garlic Sauce recipe:

400g eggplant
50g scallion
50g minced meat
10g bruised garlic
10g bruised ginger
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp chilli sauce
1/2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp vinegar
1/2 tbsp monosodium glutamate
1/2 tbsp spice oil
1 tbsp starch water

Directions to cook Eggplant with Garlic Sauce:

1, Clean and blanch the eggplant, strip it. Clean and mince the scallion.

2, Preheat the pan with salad oil till 60% done, fry the eggplant and drain up. Fry minced meat, bruised garlic, bruised ginger and chilli sauce, add a scoop of broth. Closed steam all the stuff with seasoning sugar, monosodium glutamate, soy sauce till almost dry, thicken the sauce, add vinegar and minced scallion, done.

3, Dish up and enjoy this nice Eggplant with Garlic Sauce recipe.

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One Response to “Eggplant with Garlic Sauce”

  1. Sean says:

    Yummmmy!!! Thank you very much for this recipe!

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