If you like braised eggplant with pepper and chilli, here is another rather similar dish - Eggplant Kinpira using only simple ingredients. Mirin is omitted in this recipe, you can add mirin or cooking rice wine, if desired.
Preparation: 5 mins Cooking time: 5 mins
Ingredients (serves 2-4)
° 250g aubergine (eggplant), cut into strips
° 1 tablespoon olive oil
° some toasted sesame seeds
° some chilli flakes (optional)
° some coriander or Chinese celery (optional), for garnish
° 3 tablespoons light soy sauce
° 60ml water or dashi stock
° 1 tablespoon sugar
1. Place all the seasoning ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Set aside.
2. Heat oil in a wok. Fry the aubergine or eggplant for 2-3 minutes. Pour in the seasoning and simmer for 1-2 minutes or until it is dry.
3. Dish up, top with coriander or Chinese celery, sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds, chilli flakes and serve immediately.