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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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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

157 calories; protein 6.1g 12% DV; carbohydrates 31.9g 10% DV; fat 3.4g 5% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 241mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2019
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. Read More
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2019
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. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/21/2020
I didn’t find it that flavorful. And I love Thai basil eggplant Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2020
Excellent! I used a medium regular eggplant and adjusted the oil and seasonings for the larger amount of eggplant. Delicious. Read More
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