Saturday, August 4, 2012

Eggplant with Garlic Sauce

Another enticing eggplant recipe that can be made quickly for dinner. Under 30 minutes.

Eggplant with Garlic Sauce                                          Serves 2

2 American eggplants/bringals
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbl ginger, minced
3 green onions, chopped
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 red bell pepper/capsicum
3 tbl vegetable oil
For the sauce:

1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
1 tsp rice vinegar
1 tbl sugar
1 tbl corn starch
1/2 cup water

1. After cutting eggplant into 2 inch pieces, soak in salted water to prevent eggplant from turning dark.
2. In a separate bowl, mix the sauce ingredients and set aside.
3. Heat up oil in a pan to medium heat, and saute ginger, garlic, green onions, red pepper flakes, and garlic powder for about 1 minutes.
4. Turn heat to low. Drain eggplant well, then add chopped eggplants and bell pepper to saute pan, stir well and let cook, covered for 20 minutes or until eggplant is tender.
5. Add the prepared sauce, and cook another 1 minute. Sauce will thicken quickly.
6. Garnish with fine shredded green onions. Serve with rice.

Calories calculated using Sparkrecipes calculator: 179.6 calories per serving.