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Eggplants or aubergines stir-fried with seasonings.

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Eggplants or aubergines stir-fried with seasonings.

They also help give the eggplant its well-known, dark purple color. The skin of the eggplant is rich in antioxidants, fiber, potassium, and magnesium.

Ingredients

450 g  Eggplants
120 g Lean pork, thinly shredded
3 pieces Red chilies, soaked in water (10 minutes)
1 clove Garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp Ginger, finely chopped
1 tsp Spring onion, white part only, finely chopped
2 tsp Cornflour paste
1 tbsp Light soy sauce
1 tbsp Light brown sugar
1 tbsp Chili bean sauce
1 tbsp Chinese rice wine
1 tbsp Rice vinegar
2 tbsp Cooking oil
– For garnish, 1 tsp of finely chopped spring onion, green part only and a few drops of sesame oil.

Instructions

Procedures :

      Prepare eggplants by strip-cutting it into short, chip-size pieces. Skin can be left on or peeled off depending on preferences.
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      Cut soaked red chilies into two or three small pieces and discard seeds.
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      Heat oil in wok or pan and deep-fry the eggplant strips for approx. 3 minutes or until limp. Remove and drain.
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      Leave approx. 1 tablespoon of oil in the wok and add garlic, ginger, chilies and white spring onions and stir-fry for approx. 1 minute.
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      Add in the pork shreds and stir-fry for another minute or until it becomes pale in color.
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      Add the rest of the seasonings, increase the heat, and bring the mixture to a boil.
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      Add the eggplant to the wok, stirring frequently, and braise for approx. 20 seconds, then thicken the sauce with the cornflour paste, stirring until smooth.
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      Garnish with green spring onion and a few drops of sesame oil.

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