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Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Vegetables)

Black Bean with Eggplant Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 4

500 g

80 ml

4 cloves

4 cm

2

80 ml

2 teaspoons

2 tablespoons

1 tablespoons

2 teaspoons

4

Eggplant (aubergine), medium size

Oil

Garlic, finely chopped

Fresh ginger, grated

Onions, finely chopped

Chicken stock

Canned black beans, rinsed well, roughly chopped

Oyster sauce

Soy sauce

Nuoc cham sauce

Spring onions (scallions), sliced into long diagonal strips, for garnishing

Method :
  • Slice the eggplant into long slices and lightly brushed each side with oil.

  • Head a frying pan over moderately low heat; add the eggplant, 4 50 5 slices at a time. Cook until golden on both sides; remove from the pan. Do not hurry this process as cooking the eggplant slowly allows the natural sugars to caramelize and produces a wonderful flavor. If the eggplants begins to burn, reduce the heat and sprinkle it with a little water.

  • Increase the heat to moderately high and add any remaining oil, the garlic, ginger, onion and about 1 tablespoon of the chickens stock. Cover and cook for 3 minutes.

  • Add the remaining stock, black beans, oyster sauce, soy sauce and nuoc cham sauce. Bring to the boil and book for 2 minutes.

  • Return the eggplant to the pan and simme for 2 minutes or until it is heated through.

  • Scatter over the spring onion (scallion) and serve.

Tip : Always rinse black bean very well before using, as they are extremely salty. They will keep indefinitely if refrigerated after opening.

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