Sunday, May 23, 2010

Eggplant with Minced Meat

Everytime when we spot the eggplant in hypermarket, hubby will tell me the same thing over and over again... that is he misses his late grandma's home cooked eggplant in dark soy sauce. I couldn't help much as I didn't get a chance to try the dish. Furthermore, his taste buds are not as sensitive as mine. He can't even tell what's the seasoning used in the eggplant.

Instead of disappointing him, I'm trying to indulge his palate with my version of dark soy sauce eggplant. I make the seasoning sauce based on my estimation. So, here it is - my version of delightful eggplant with minced meat.

Eggplant with Minced Meat
Serves 2


1 eggplant, sliced
100gm of minced pork (marinate with 1tsp of light soy sauce and dash of pepper)
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
Cooking oil


1tbsp oyster sauce
1tsp of dark soy sauce
1tsp of light soy sauce
1tsp of sesame oil
1tbsp of glutinous rice wine
200ml water


1. Heat up the wok with some oil. Stir fry the minced pork till aromatic (no need to get it cook thoroughly). Set aside.

2. Heat about 2 tbsp of oil in the same wok. Saute garlic till fragrant. Stir in the eggplant. Saute till the flesh lightly browned.

3. Add the seasoning, except the cooking wine. Leave it simmering for few minutes. Add the minced pork and stir fry till the sauce is thickening. Add rice wine and stir. Off the flame and serve hot with rice.

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Pam said...

This looks delicious and I must give it a try! I love eggplant and am so happy when finding a new recipe for it! Thanks!

ann low said...

I love eggplant with sambal chilli but your dish here looks so delicious.

pigpigscorner said...

I'm always the one going on and on about eggplant and minced meat dish whenever I see this in the supermarket =) Yours look great! Something similar to what I do. I usually add some chili oil too.

Stella said...

Ooh, I love this-it looks delicious. I suppose i could make it with turkey meat too, no?

J2Kfm said...

I was never a fan of eggplants, until about few years ago when I had them repeatedly tempura style in Jap outlets. And then fried in some chinese restaurants.

New Kid on the Blog said...

can he tell the differences??

Serene said...

wow.. looks delicous! I love this dish.

Elin Chia said...

This is a great version to cook aubergine...simnple yet delicious. I love aubergine cooked this way too :)

Unknown said...

i love eggplants but never done it this way before, thanks for the idea

Little Inbox said...

Pam, I just posted an improved version of cokine method.

Anncoo, eggplant with sambal chili is the dish that my mom cooks for us. :)

pigpigscorner, thanks. I tried out another method with Thai bird's eye chili. It adds some umphh to the dish!

Little Inbox said...

Stella, I guess it will be good with either turkey or chicken meat too.

J2Kfm, tempura, that's my hubby's favorite. Now I started to love eggplant. I'll discover more recipes for sure.

New Kid, he said the taste is different. Now he remembers grandma in laws version is with dried shrimps. Hehe...But he said my version tastes good too. :)

Little Inbox said...

Serene, thanks. Feel free to give it a try!

Elin, it's a good dish to go with rice, hehe...

babe_kl, no problem. Do give it a try!

WendyinKK said...

Eggplants are either love it or hate it.

I love it, no matter how it is done.

Little Inbox said...

Wendy, I just fall in love with it recently when I learned how to cook it.


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