Banga, India (PressExposure) July 13, 2008 -- Eggplant Garlic Sauce Recipes selected by the collective taste buds of the masses from Group Recipes. This popular Szechwan dish is made with Chinese eggplant, which is thinner and longer than the short and thicker eggplant that is commonly available in supermarkets. Both Chinese eggplant and chili garlic sauce are available at Asian markets. This spicy side brings a large pot of boiling water to a boil. While waiting for the water to boil, prepare the eggplant: cut the ends off the eggplant. Cut the eggplant crosswise in half. Cut each half lengthwise into quarters.
Chili garlic sauce is a common ingredient in Chinese markets. Drain the eggplant on paper towels. Finely mince the garlic and ginger. Finely chop the green onion. In a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients (the dark and light soy sauce, vinegar, rice wine or dry sherry, sugar and chicken broth) and set aside. Alternate cooking method: Instead of boiling the eggplant, you can stir-fry it before combining with the pork and other ingredients. Heat the wok and add 3 tablespoons oil.
Vegetable Chinese eggplant is more slender than a regular eggplant, and it is said to be less bitter. In another small bowl, use your fingers to mix the black pepper and cornstarch into the ground pork. Heat the wok and add 1 tablespoon oil in the wok on medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the garlic, ginger and green onion. Stir-fry for 10 seconds, then add the ground pork. Stir in the chili garlic sauce. Stir-fry until the pork turns white and is nearly cooked (about 1 minute), using a spatula to break the pork into small pieces.
Fresh Vegetable egg plant chili sauce is a big favorite in many areas of the New York city. Add the eggplant and stir for a minute to mix everything together. Give the sauce a quick re-stir and swirl it into the pan, stirring. Turn down the heat to low-medium (about 4 on the dial), cover and simmer for about 10 minutes, until the eggplant is tender. Give the cornstarch and water mixture a quick restir and add it in the middle of the pan, stirring quickly to thicken. Mix the sauce with the other ingredients and serve hot. Eggplant is delicious hot or cold and can be enjoyed marinated, stuffed, roasted, grilled, fried, in a casserole, in stews, or on brochettes. Please purchase online indomunch.com in New York City.