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Eggplant with Garlic Sauce

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Eggplant with Garlic Sauce or “fish fragrant eggplant” (yuxiang qiezi) is a well known Sichuan dish that has spread worldwide. However many variations arises as it reaches different cultures.
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Eggplant with Garlic Sauce or “fish fragrant eggplant” (yuxiang qiezi) is a well known Sichuan dish that has spread worldwide. However many variations arises as it reaches different cultures.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Serves 4
2
Large  Eggplants
3.5 oz
1 1/2 Tbsp
1 clove
4
Scallions
1 Tbsp
Chili Bean Sauce
5
Dried Chili Peppers
2 Tbsp
Vegetable Oil
1/4 cup
1 Tbsp
Shaoxing Cooking Wine
1 cup
Unsalted Chicken Stock
or Water
1/2 tsp
Sesame Oil
2 Tbsp
Black Vinegar
1 tsp
Potato Starch
1 tsp
Water
6 cups
Water
2 Tbsp
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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
249
FAT
14.9 g
PROTEIN
9.6 g
CARBS
22.2 g

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
For the sauce, combine Soy Sauce (2 Tbsp) , Granulated Sugar (1/2 Tbsp) , Shaoxing Cooking Wine (1 Tbsp) , Unsalted Chicken Stock (1 cup) , Sesame Oil (1/2 tsp) and mix.
Step 2
Keep Black Vinegar (2 Tbsp) on the side, but do not mix.
Step 3
Mince Garlic (1 clove) .
Step 4
Mince Fresh Ginger (1 1/2 Tbsp) .
Step 5
Slice the Scallions (4) . Seperate the white parts from the green parts.
Step 6
Set aside the green parts to use as garnish.
Step 7
Roughly chop the Chili Bean Sauce (1 Tbsp) .
Step 8
In a large bowl, combine Water (6 cups) and Salt (2 Tbsp) . Mix well and set aside.
Step 9
Trim off the ends of the Eggplants (2) and cut into approximately 4-5 inch portions, then cut into quarters.
Step 10
Soak the eggplant in the salted water for about 5 to 10 minutes.
Step 11
Drain and dry the eggplants.
Step 12
Fry the eggplant in 325 to 350 degrees F for 2 to 3 minutes or until they turn a slightly golden color.
Step 13
Remove the eggplant from the oil and set aside.
Step 14
Prepare the slurry mixture. Combine Potato Starch (1 tsp) and Water (1 tsp) and set aside.
Step 15
In a heated wok or pan, add in Vegetable Oil (2 Tbsp) .
Step 16
Add whole Dried Chili Peppers (5) and cook on low heat to release their aroma.
Step 17
Add in Ground Pork (3.5 oz) . Use medium heat and lightly cook the pork just until it changes color.
Step 18
Add in the green onions, garlic and ginger. Saute until fragrant.
Step 19
Turn the heat to low and add in PiXian Dou Ban Jiang chili bean paste, and cook until the meat is coated with the paste. Then add in the Soy Sauce (2 Tbsp) .
Step 20
Turn the heat up to medium-high and cook eggplant for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
Step 21
Add in the potato starch slurry and mix well. Turn off the heat and add in the black vinegar and lightly toss the eggplants.
Step 22
Garnish with green onions. Serve and enjoy!
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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
249
% Daily Value*
Fat
14.9 g
19%
Saturated Fat
8.0 g
40%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
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Cholesterol
17.9 mg
6%
Carbohydrates
22.2 g
8%
Fiber
7.3 g
26%
Sugars
6.4 g
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Protein
9.6 g
19%
Sodium
4916.4 mg
214%
Vitamin D
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Calcium
80.8 mg
6%
Iron
3.3 mg
18%
Potassium
872.9 mg
19%
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