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Thai Basil Eggplant

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Basil is my favorite herb and maybe a reason I love Thai food so much. The soups, curries, and stir-fries taste amazingly different with just few handfuls of sweet basil. This recipe is super easy and cooks in very little time. Serve with freshly cooked jasmine or basmati rice."
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25 m servings 157
Original recipe yields 2 servings


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  1. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add chile and garlic; cook and stir until garlic is golden, about 1 minute. Add eggplants to the fragrant garlic oil. Stir in water and cover. Cook, stirring every few minutes, until eggplants soften, 5 to 8 minutes.
  2. Uncover and stir in soy sauce, sugar, and salt. Stir well and continue cooking until all the water has evaporated and eggplant is coated with sauce, about 5 minutes. Add basil leaves and stir once; remove from heat.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 157 calories; 3.4 31.9 6.1 0 241 Full nutrition

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I love eggplant and I love basil Thai eggplant and this did not disappoint. I make this to accompany my Thai tuna wraps or Thai vermicelli bowls, both recipes can be found on this site.