Stir-Fried Japanese Eggplant with Garlic-Soy Sauce

Stir-Fried Japanese Eggplant with Garlic-Soy Sauce

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From:, October 2019

If you like "eggplant in garlic sauce" from your favorite Chinese restaurant, this is the dish for you! It's spicy and slightly sweet, but not sticky-sweet like some restaurant versions tend to be. Keep some basic Asian condiments in your arsenal and you can easily and quickly pull off this garlic eggplant recipe at home! Also, because this whole dish comes together very fast, have everything ready to add to the pan before you start cooking.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons white miso
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 pound Japanese eggplant, sliced crosswise into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 scallions, sliced into 1-inch pieces (about ½ cup)
  • 1 large jalapeño chile, seeded and sliced lengthwise
  • 2 medium garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons torn fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced unseeded red Fresno chile (from 1 chile)


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  1. Stir together water, soy sauce, brown sugar, miso and sesame oil in a small bowl until smooth; set aside.
  2. Heat a large (12-inch) cast-iron skillet over high until smoking. Add eggplant and canola oil to skillet; cook until eggplant is well browned, 2 to 3 minutes, stirring once during cook time. Add scallions, jalapeño, garlic and ginger; cook, undisturbed, until scallions slightly char, about 1 minute. Stir mixture in skillet.
  3. Add reserved soy sauce mixture to skillet; stir to coat eggplant. Cover and cook over high until sauce is thickened and eggplant is tender, about 1 minute. Remove from heat; transfer mixture to a serving dish. Sprinkle with cilantro and Fresno chile.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about ½ cup
  • Per serving: 110 calories; 5 g fat(0 g sat); 4 g fiber; 14 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 9 g sugars; 3 g added sugars; 338 mg sodium;
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1

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