Szechuan Eggplant Recipe | Chinese Cuisine

Szechuan Eggplant Recipe | Chinese Cuisine

An unusual side-dish which adds extra spice to meals.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Chicken, Easy Recipes, Poultry, Side Dishes
Cuisine Asian, China
Servings 2
Calories 145 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Oil
  • 1 large eggplant cut into 2-inch long and 1/2-inch thick strips
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and finely sliced
  • 1 inch fresh root ginger, peeled and shredded
  • 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 4 oz cooked and shredded chicken
  • 1 red or green chili, cut into strips
  • #Seasoning#
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp red vinegar or wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • #Sauce#
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp sesame oil

Instructions
 

  • Heat the wok and add 3 tbsps oil. Add eggplant and stir-fry for 4-5 minutes. The eggplant will absorb a lot of oil; keep stirring or else they will bum. Remove from wok and put to one side.
  • Heat the wok and add 2 tbsps oil. Add the garlic and ginger and fry for 1 minute.
  • Add the onions and fry for 2 minutes. Add the chicken and chili. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Return the eggplants to the wok. Add the blended seasoning ingredients and simmer for 6-7 minutes.
  • Stir in the blended sauce ingredients and simmer until the sauce thickens. Serve with extra sesame oil if desired. #TIME: Preparation takes 15 minutes, cooking takes 18-20 minutes.# #COOK’S TIP: Vary the spiciness of this dish by increasing the quantity of chilies.#
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