Spicy Eggplant

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Stir-fried eggplant with onion in a delicious spicy sauce. Serve over hot cooked rice.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 4 Japanese eggplants, cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 2 onions, thinly sliced

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1 ½ tablespoons oyster sauce

  • 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • ½ teaspoon Asian (toasted) sesame oil

Directions

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat until almost smoking. Cook and stir the eggplant cubes until they begin to brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the eggplant with a slotted spoon, and set aside.

  2. Heat 2 more tablespoons of oil in the skillet over medium-high heat, and cook and stir the onions just until they begin to soften, about 30 seconds. Stir in the garlic, and cook and stir an additional 30 seconds. Mix in the soy sauce, water, oyster sauce, chili garlic sauce, sugar, and black pepper, and stir to form a smooth sauce. Return the eggplant to the skillet, lower the heat, and allow the vegetables and sauce to simmer until the eggplant is tender and almost all the liquid has been absorbed, about 5 minutes. Drizzle sesame oil over the dish, and give one final brief stir to combine.

Cook's Note

Adding a small amount of chicken or pork can be done if you need the extra protein, but definitely is not necessary for the taste. Reduce chili paste a bit if you find the dish too spicy for your taste.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

212 Calories
10g Fat
30g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 212
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Sodium 445mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 14g 49%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 14mg 72%
Calcium 55mg 4%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 971mg 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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