Recipe by mandabears
This is a wonderful recipe from another recipe site. I have modified it to reflect our taste. It is easy and very delicious. Serve over steamed rice or tossed with cooked rice noodles.Only use Japanese eggplants because they hold their color better than Chinese eggplants, but both are delicious.
- 1⁄3 cup chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 -2 tablespoon sriracha chili sauce
- 1 1⁄2 lbs eggplants, ends trimmed, not peeled
- 3⁄4 lb ground pork, I have used ground turkey with good results
- 3 tablespoons canola oil, divided, I use peanut oil
- 1⁄2 cup shallot, thinly sliced
Directions See How It's Made
- Mix broth, lime juice, soy sauce, and Sricacha sauce in a measuring cup.
- Cut eggplant in half lengthwise batons(long thin rectangular pieces)about 1/2 inch thick and 3 inches long.
- Cook pork in a 12 inch frying pan over high heat, stirring to break up clumps until lightly browned, about 4-6 minutes.
- Add about 2 tablespoons of broth mixture nd stir until liquid evaporates, about 1 minute.
- Transfer mixture to a bowl and wipe out pan.
- Return pan to high heat and add 2 tablespoons oil.
- When hot add eggplant and cook, stirring occassionally until it starts to brown, 3 minutes.
- Add shallots, remaining 1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 cup water and continue to stir fry until eggplant is browned and tender and shallots carmelized, about 7-9 minutes, add a little more water if pan juices darken too much.
- Pour in remaining broth mixture and pork and stir until most of liquid is absorbed 1-2 minutes.