An invigorating, Asian influenced dish. Serve eggplant on a bed of Asian green bean vermicelli, or rice, and top with sauce. Excellently complimented by a chilled, dry white wine. This is a recipe I created recently. It is a work in progress, so I would welcome feedback.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Peel some, but not all, skin from eggplant. Place eggplant in a shallow dish and cover with soy sauce. Allow to marinate for 1 hour, turning eggplant occasionally.

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  • In a medium saucepan, mix together coconut cream, tomato sauce, miso paste, and lime juice. Place over low heat and allow to simmer, stirring occasionally. When sauce comes to a boil, remove from heat and cover with lid.

  • Heat vegetable oil and sesame oil in a wok over high heat. Fry eggplant filets a few at a time, until golden brown on both sides. You may need to replenish oil between batches. Serve eggplant over rice or noodles, with sauce spooned over top.

Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

392 calories; protein 8.5g 17% DV; carbohydrates 34.7g 11% DV; fat 28g 43% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 2658.2mg 106% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/28/2009
I experimented a lot with this recipe. Here is what I did: I was worried that only soy sauce would be too much for the marinade. So I cut the soy sauce in half added the oil to it and also added some extra water. Water was not the best addition but it at least diluted the soy sauce. The eggplant did not turn out salty but the marinade would have been better with spices (ginger for example). After marinating I sautéed the eggplant until done. Grilling or roasting may be a good alternative too. I then prepared the sauce. I agree with Ginny that tomato sauce seems out of place. I used peanut butter instead (I just had a craving for peanut). I added 4 tbsp of peanut butter and 1 tbsp of marinade to the coconut cream and lime juice. I omitted the miso since I did not have any. I don't know if all coconut cream is sweet but mine was and the sauce turned out too sweet for me. Next time I may use half coconut cream and half coconut milk. This still needs to be improved but it could turn pretty good. EDIT The second time I made the dish I used sweet wine to cut down the soy sauce in the marinade and added ginger and garlic. I think that improved the dish. I used miso this time (I finally found some) and I think it brings depth to the sauce. However I'd recommend to add the miso after removing the sauce from the stove since miso should not boil. I used coconut milk instead of coconut cream which helped with the sweetness and used cornstarch to thicken the sauce. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/11/2008
This recipe has a lot of potential but I didn't care for it. I consider myself a very adventurous eater but had trouble liking this one. I served on brown rice which was nice. The eggplant comes out way too salty. I wouldn't marinate in just soy sauce next time. Maybe just fry the eggplant by itself and coat with sesame seeds and serve with soy on the side. The sauce also is lacking something. I added about a 1/4-1/2 t. ginger to taste which was nice. I don't care for the tomato (I used paste) in the recipe as it seemed more Italian than Asian. I would eliminate the tomato. Perhaps some fish sauce would add a nice flavour that would compliment. Dunno. Needs some major playing with. Read More
(7)
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Rating: 4 stars
10/28/2009
I experimented a lot with this recipe. Here is what I did: I was worried that only soy sauce would be too much for the marinade. So I cut the soy sauce in half added the oil to it and also added some extra water. Water was not the best addition but it at least diluted the soy sauce. The eggplant did not turn out salty but the marinade would have been better with spices (ginger for example). After marinating I sautéed the eggplant until done. Grilling or roasting may be a good alternative too. I then prepared the sauce. I agree with Ginny that tomato sauce seems out of place. I used peanut butter instead (I just had a craving for peanut). I added 4 tbsp of peanut butter and 1 tbsp of marinade to the coconut cream and lime juice. I omitted the miso since I did not have any. I don't know if all coconut cream is sweet but mine was and the sauce turned out too sweet for me. Next time I may use half coconut cream and half coconut milk. This still needs to be improved but it could turn pretty good. EDIT The second time I made the dish I used sweet wine to cut down the soy sauce in the marinade and added ginger and garlic. I think that improved the dish. I used miso this time (I finally found some) and I think it brings depth to the sauce. However I'd recommend to add the miso after removing the sauce from the stove since miso should not boil. I used coconut milk instead of coconut cream which helped with the sweetness and used cornstarch to thicken the sauce. Read More
(17)
Rating: 2 stars
01/10/2008
This recipe has a lot of potential but I didn't care for it. I consider myself a very adventurous eater but had trouble liking this one. I served on brown rice which was nice. The eggplant comes out way too salty. I wouldn't marinate in just soy sauce next time. Maybe just fry the eggplant by itself and coat with sesame seeds and serve with soy on the side. The sauce also is lacking something. I added about a 1/4-1/2 t. ginger to taste which was nice. I don't care for the tomato (I used paste) in the recipe as it seemed more Italian than Asian. I would eliminate the tomato. Perhaps some fish sauce would add a nice flavour that would compliment. Dunno. Needs some major playing with. Read More
(7)
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