Chinese Spicy Garlic Eggplant

Serves 4 Prep Time 20 minutes   Cook Time 30 minutes   Rated:

This dish is soooo good. We have been having some great success with our veggie dishes lately and I think you will agree when you serve this one!

A serving of eggplant can provide at least 5% of a person’s daily requirement of fibre, copper, manganese, B-6, and thiamine. It also contains other vitamins and minerals as well as anti-oxidants. There are many shapes and sizes of eggplant, for this recipe we used a large one and cut it down the centre lengthwise into strips.

All I can say about this dish, is try it! Then let us know what you think. I have since used the sauce on some Brussels Sprouts, which may get a tweak and show up on here too!

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Place water in the Thermomix bowl.


Place prepared eggplant into the Varoma dish and tray. Steam 20 min/Varoma/speed 2. Discard water and set the eggplant aside.


Place garlic and ginger into the Thermomix bowl. Chop 4 sec/speed 6.


Place soy sauce, chinkiang, shaoxing, sugar, chilli flakes and salt in a small bowl and stir to combine.


Heat a wok over medium-high heat, add EVOO and fry garlic and ginger until just starting to brown. Add sauce and stir. Add eggplant and stir to coat. Stir fry for 5 minutes, then add sesame oil and spring onions. Stir to combine. Serve with additional chilli flakes and spring onions with or without rice.

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