Spicy Eggplant with Minced Pork




Spicy Eggplant with Minced Pork

A delicious Chinese dish combining tender eggplant and tangy pork with a spicy garlic sauce. Unbeatable!



2 long Asian eggplants
pinch of salt
1/4 cup minced pork
1 tsp. minced ginger
1/2 tbsp. Chinese cooking wine
3 tbsp. cooking oil ,divided
2 garlic cloves ,sliced
1 thumb ginger ,sliced
2 green onions ,white half and green half divided
1 tbsp. light soy sauce
1/2 tsp. sesame oil

4 small hot red chillies

1/2 tablespoon hot sauce



Step 1:    Remove the ends of Asian eggplants and then cut into 2 inches strips (for the best flavor, try to cut each cubes with some skin). Transfer them into a large pot filled. Add one tablespoon of salt. Mix well.  Set aside for 10 minutes.   Squeeze out the water.  Set aside to drain completely.



Step 2:    Marinate minced pork with minced ginger, a small pinch of salt and Chinese cooking wine. Set aside. Heat 1 cup of oil in wok and fry the eggplants for 6-9 minutes until the eggplants become soft and withered. Set eggplants aside to drain.   leave 1 tablespoon of oil in the wok and fry green onion white parts, garlic, ginger,  hot red small cillies and hot sauce  until aroma.



Step 3:    Add marinated pork in to stir-fry until the color changes into white. Return the eggplants along with soy sauce, and sesame oil. Mix well.



Garnish chopped green onion (green parts) and serve with steamed rice.