~a collection of eclectic recipes and misadventures in the kitchen~
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Spicy braised eggplant
recipe inspired from Umami's dish of the same name
ingredients: 1 onion, VERY thinly sliced 5 dried chillies (can add more or less according to personal perference) 500-600g eggplant, sliced into 2 inch strips 200g chicken mince (can use any other type of meat as well) tbsp oyster sauce 1 tbsp dark soy sauce 1 tbsp light soy sauce 1 tbsp sugar (can adjust according to taste) 2 tbsp dark vinegar
2 tbsp corn starch w/ 4 tbs water
meat marinate: dash of sesame oil, white pepper, dash of light soy sauce, 1 tbsp corn starch
method: 1. Marinate meat and leave for 20 minutes. 2. Add oil into pan. Wait til it's hot. Add onions. Fry til light brown. 3. Add chillies and fry til they are BLACK. There will be choking smoke, this is normal. 4. Add meat and stir fry for a while. Add eggplant and the rest of the seasoning. 5. Add 250ml of water and bring to boil. 6. Simmer for 20 minutes and add the corn starch mixture. Stir and adjust seasoning if necessary.
Serve with white rice and a sprinkling of scallions.
comments: the picture is not very appetising, i know... But my dinner club friends and Louisa can attest to the yumminess of this dish!! Really comforting and goes so well with rice...MmmmmMmmm...give it a go....u'll be surprised how good it is!!!
The four of us started this blog together as a way to share our experiences and lessons in the kitchen. Now the blog has evolved into an random mix of recipes which we have tried and liked enough to want to share...some are dishes that remind us of home, some are things that we wouldn't usually have made in Singapore (muffins, cakes and most dishes requiring the oven) and others were just borne out of a need to use a certain ingredient!
Have a browse and have fun trying out the recipes!