Spicy Eggplants with Dried Shrimps 辣炒虾米茄子
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: 2
  • 1 egg plant, cut into sections
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp dried shrimps, soaked in some water till soft and minced
  • 1 tbsp spicy bean paste (辣豆瓣酱)
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 chilli padi, diced
  • some cooking oil
  • some diced spring onion, for garnishing
  1. Heat up some cooking oil in a pot till hot and blanch the eggplants with the purple sides in the oil. When the white sides of the eggplants start to turn slightly brownish, remove from flame and drain the eggplants well on paper towels.
  2. In a wok, heat up 1 tbsp of cooking oil and stir fried the garlic, dried shrimps and chilli padi till fragrant.
  3. Add in the spicy bean paste, water and sugar and mix well.
  4. When the sauce starts to sizzle, add in the eggplants from Step 1. Stir to mix well and off the flame.
  5. Garnish with diced spring onion and serve hot with congee or rice.
Recipe by Eat What Tonight at http://eatwhattonight.com/2017/06/spicy-eggplants-with-dried-shrimps/