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A purple passion

By Pauline D Loh | China Daily | Updated: 2018-06-12 07:33
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Steamed eggplant with coriander

4-6 long purple eggplants

2-3 sprigs coriander

2-3 cloves garlic

1-2 red chili peppers

2 tablespoons oil

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1 tablespoon sesame oil

1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds Steam the eggplants whole over very high heat for 30 minutes.

Wash the coriander, then pick off the whole leaves and roughly chop. Next, skin the garlic and mince. Seed the red chili peppers and finely dice.

Remove the steamed eggplants and, using a fork, run its tines down the length, shredding them.

Plate the eggplants and spoon the garlic, chili and coriander on top.

Heat up the oil, soy and sesame oil in a small pot and pour the sizzling mixture over the eggplant. Top with toasted sesame seeds. Serve at once.

Fried eggplant sandwiches

300 g minced belly pork

50 g salty Chinese ham, finely diced

2-3 water chestnuts, peeled and minced

1 tablespoon cornstarch

Salt and pepper

1 egg, beaten

2-3 eggplants

Batter ingredients:

1/2 cup flour

2 tablespoons cornstarch

Salt and pepper

1 egg yolk

A little iced water

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