Chinese eggplant

I always had a hard time cooking eggplant. They are so simple but yet so tricky. If too cooked, they are mushy; if not cooked enough, they are not tasty at all. Each time I go to an Asian restaurant, the eggplant is so delicious, flavourful and perfectly cooked. I tried and tried to do it and I finally go it! “Practice makes perfect” as they say…Did you know that eggplant is a superfood? This fruit (because it is a fruit not a vegetable) contains glycoalkaloids which play an important role in your immune system and induce death of multiple cancer cell lines(leukemia, osteosarcoma, liver, gastric, skin, lung. It is definitely a fruit to add to your diet.

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Spicy Eggplant
Spicy Eggplant
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Servings Prep Time Cook Time
2people 10minutes 20minutes
Servings Prep Time
2people 10minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Ingredients
  • Eggplants
  • 2 whole oriental eggplants
  • 3 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes (or 1 red Thai chili pepper)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper diced
  • 2 whole green onions green & white parts
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • Sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp stevia
  • 1 tsp ginger ground or fresh
  • chopped cilantro (optional)
Servings: people
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Ingredients
  • Eggplants
  • 2 whole oriental eggplants
  • 3 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes (or 1 red Thai chili pepper)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper diced
  • 2 whole green onions green & white parts
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • Sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp stevia
  • 1 tsp ginger ground or fresh
  • chopped cilantro (optional)
Servings: people
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Instructions
  1. Cut eggplants in half lengthwise. That makes 4 long pieces. Cut those long pieces into short 2 inches long pieces.
  2. Chop the red bell pepper and the green onions. Mince the garlic. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, add all ingredients for the sauce and mix well. Set aside.
  4. In a large wok or skillet, melt the coconut oil over a medium heat. Add the garlic and the eggplant. Cook until eggplant become soft (about 3-5 minutes). *Reduce heat to medium-low if needed so the eggplant doesn't burn.
  5. Add in the red pepper, red pepper flakes and green onions. Stir and cook for 30 seconds.
  6. Stir in the sauce and let it simmer (on low heat) for about 5 minutes until the sauce thickens a bit.
  7. Serve over rice or quinoa. Top with cilantro.
Recipe Notes

*Serving Size: 1 person

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Eggplant
Amount Per Serving
Calories 228 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Sodium 548mg 23%
Potassium 589mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 10g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 5%
Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 6%
Iron 7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.