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How to cook eggplant – an easy Thai basil eggplant recipe

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This recipe uses the Thai basil eggplant as an example to show how to cook eggplant that is full of flavor, fresh in color, and not soggy.

 

Ingredients

 

To main ingredients (A)

 

  • 300 g eggplant
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 150g minced meat (pork or chicken)

 

The sauce (B)

 

  • 1 tbsp sweet soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground white pepper
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp water

 

Others (C)

 

  • 4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 4 bird's eyes chilies, finely chopped
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves
  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • Red chili to garnish

 

Instructions

 

  • Cut the eggplant into slices. Soak them in water with salt and vinegar. Let it stand for 15 minutes, then drain on a paper towel.
  • Pan-fry the eggplant with some oil until both sides turn slightly brown. 
  • Stir Fry the minced meat with some oil in a pan. When cooked, push it aside and add the chopped garlic, onions, kaffir lime leaves, and chopped bird's eye chili. When they become aromatic, add the sauce B. 
  • Return the eggplant to the pan. Add some water and cook the eggplant until it is soft. 
  • Add a bunch of fresh basil leaves. Stir-fry until the leaves shrivel. Dish out and garnish with chopped red chili and more basil leaves.

 

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Source: Taste of Asian Food. Reproduced with permission.

 

 

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