Sunday, April 27, 2008

Stir-Fried Eggplants with Basil Leaves

The usual way to maintain the lovely colour of eggplants is by blanching them in oil, but for this recipe I used water instead, for a healthier dish. Eggplants can soak up oil very easily and if you love stir-fry eggplant and do not want the huge intake of oil, maybe you can tried out this dish with some compromising.

Preparation: 10 mins, Cooking time: 5 mins

Ingredients (serves 2)
° 200g eggplants, cut into sections, blanched for 5-7 minutes and drained well.
° 25g basil leaves
° 2 slices ginger or 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
° 1 tablespoon olive oil
° 1 tablespoon light soy sauce or to taste
° few slices red chilli, for garnish
° salt to taste

1. Heat the oil in a wok. Add the ginger or garlic and fry until fragrant.
2. Throw in the basil leaves, eggplant and stir-fry briskly for 1 minute. Drizzle with light soy sauce.
3. Stir fry for another ½ a minute and season to taste with salt.
4. Transfer to a serving dish, garnish with chilli and serve immediately.


Anonymous said...

basil leave itz basilic leaves?? sf

Anonymous said...

I love eggplants:-)
Just noticed that you use salt rather than soya sauce.
My mum always use soya sauce rather than salt, saying that soya sauce is more healthy, any idea if that's backed by research?

btw, I checked with the stall beside the Bugis Vegn cake shop, they will usually have Vegn Chicken Rice on Mondays as their Menu of the day.

Cheers, Sunny:-)

a veg*n @ Blog*Spot said...

Hi SF, basilic leaves, i have never heard of this, so not too sure, sorry.

Hi Sunny, I had light soy sauce listed on the ingredient list but forgot to put in the method. See lah, so careless, that is the problem of rushing things. Lately, was spending time at Yahoo Answer, that why no new recipes yet, does not mean abandon VSS. Gathering ideas.

Soy sauce do have some good, but the research is still on. But this dish need soy sauce to have some flavour. Everything in moderation lor.

Thanks Sunny, I wanted to try the veg. chicken rice mentioned in your blog.

Cheers :)

Anonymous said...

???What Yahoo Answer??? Anything interestg there?
Good Holiday:-)
Sunny :-)

a veg*n @ Blog*Spot said...

Hi sunny

Yahoo Answer - Food & Drink - Vegetarian & Vegan

Hmmm.... you want to have a look and find out for yourself :)

Happy holiday to you too.


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