Using Herbs and Spices


Asian Home Recipe

Braised Aubergines Recipe

(Eggplant)

Ingredients :

275 g

2 1/2 cups

2 tablespoons

1 tablespoon

2 tablespoons

1 teaspoon

Eggplant (aubergines)

Oil for deep-frying

Soy sauce

Sugar

Water

Sesame seed oil

Method :
  • Choose the long, purple variety of eggplant.

  • Discard the stalks and cut the eggplant into diamond-shaped chunks.

  • Heat oil in a wok until hot.

  • Deep-fry the eggplant chunks in batches until golden.

  • Remove with a slotted spoon and drain.

  • Pour off excess oil leaving about 1 tablespoon in the wok.

  • Return the eggplant to the wok and add the soy sauce, sugar and water.

  • Cook over a fairly high heat for about 2 minutes, add more water if necessary.

  • Stir occasionally.

  • When the juice is reduced to almost nothing, add the sesame seed oil, blend well and serve.

 

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