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Eggplant in Spicy Garlic Sauce

Eggplant cooked with garlic and ginger with soy sauce and chili flakes for kick!

Morsels of Life - Eggplant in Spicy Garlic Sauce - Eggplant cooked with garlic and ginger with soy sauce and chili flakes for kick!

I had one remaining eggplant, and for some reason, I thought of doing something like MaPo Tofu, but with eggplant. I wasn't trying to make an eggplant version of MaPo Tofu, but just something that had some of the same flavors. I don't think this dish resulted in something very similar to MaPo Tofu, but it tasted better! The results taste a bit more complex than just chili flakes, ginger, garlic, and soy sauce. It seemed like the ingredients synergistically melded together to create a spicy and salty sauce that perfectly complements eggplant! The only hard part of this recipe is to keep the lid on for a few minutes after cooking to soften up the eggplant.

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Eggplant cooked with garlic and ginger with soy sauce and chili flakes for kick!

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Yield: 4 servings

Materials:

Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
686 grams 1.5 pounds 1 eggplant, cut into thick sticks or chunks
1 tablespoon ginger, grated
1 tablespoon 3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons chili pepper flakes
1/2 cup red wine
2 tablespoons soy sauce

Methods:

  1. Gather all materials.
  2. Heat garlic and ginger in a bit of oil until fragrant.
  3. Add in chili pepper flakes and stir briefly.
  4. Add eggplant, turning as they cook to make sure that all sides are exposed to the flavors.
  5. Add in remaining materials.
  6. Continue cooking, allowing eggplant to soak up the sauce. If desired, add corn starch and mix well, but be sure not to add too much - a little goes a long way!


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Morsels of Life - Eggplant in Spicy Garlic Sauce Step 1 - Gather all materials. 1. Gather all materials.
Morsels of Life - Eggplant in Spicy Garlic Sauce Step 2 - Heat garlic and ginger in a bit of oil until fragrant. 2. Heat garlic and ginger in a bit of oil until fragrant.
Morsels of Life - Eggplant in Spicy Garlic Sauce Step 3 - Add in chili pepper flakes and stir briefly. 3. Add in chili pepper flakes and stir briefly.
Morsels of Life - Eggplant in Spicy Garlic Sauce Step 4 - Add eggplant, turning as they cook to make sure that all sides are exposed to the flavors. 4. Add eggplant, turning as they cook to make sure that all sides are exposed to the flavors.
Morsels of Life - Eggplant in Spicy Garlic Sauce Step 5 - Add in remaining materials. 5. Add in remaining materials.
Morsels of Life - Eggplant in Spicy Garlic Sauce Step 6 - Continue cooking, allowing eggplant to soak up the sauce. If desired, add corn starch and mix well, but be sure not to add too much - a little goes a long way! 6. Continue cooking, allowing eggplant to soak up the sauce. If desired, add corn starch and mix well, but be sure not to add too much - a little goes a long way!

Shared with: Wonderful Wednesday, What's Cookin' Wednesday, Creative Ways, Happiness is Homemade, What's for Dinner?, Over the Moon, Melt in Your Mouth Monday, What'd You Do This Weekend?, #recipeoftheweek



8 comments:

  1. Ooooo, I LOVE eggplant. I'll be pinning this and working into next month's menu!

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  2. Yay! Let me know how you like it. :)

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  3. This sounds delicious. I love eggplant. Sounds relatively easy to make. How did you serve it? With rice?

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    1. Yep! We served it as a side with rice. Hope you enjoy. :)

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  4. oh man I need to try this!! Looks amazing! Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up.

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  5. This sounds really tasty and the red wine is a bit of a twist. Thanks!

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    1. Hope you enjoy it! I liked how the red wine added a bit of extra flavor. :)

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