Required fields are marked *, Copyright © 2013-2020 Tofu Press LLC and Alissa Saenz. I didn’t think I was going to have one, and it’s kinda funny because a few weeks ago my boyfriend was helping me brainstorm and suggested the theme of “harvest.” A nice thought, but what would I even do with that? Tried this recipe last night! Add soy sauce, brown sugar, chili paste, and sesame oil. Be sure to let me know how it turns out if you try some fun eggplant substitution. I think red onions would be a delicious addition! Perfect! If you do, I’d love to hear how it works out :), I made this recipe and it was sooooo yummy! The one addition I may include next time are slices of red onions. Learn more on our Terms of Use page. Oops, I forgot to add that I dusted the eggplant in cornflour, salt & szechuan pepper before frying and then added 2 tsp of the leftover cornflour mix to the sauce, instead of adding the plain cornflour. Stunningly crisp skin, perfectly cooked breast and leg, and a flavorful gravy in one fell swoop. Place eggplant in a large bamboo steamer and set over a wok filled with 2 inches of water. We reserve the right to delete off-topic or inflammatory comments. Read more: Vegan: Braised Eggplant with Tofu in Garlic Sauce. I’m so glad you enjoyed it! If you see something not so nice, please, report an inappropriate comment. Saute the onion and garlic with vegetable oil until they become fragrant. Made this tonight, and while it didn’t turn out looking anything like the one in your photos, it tasted amazing. I also like to cube it up and toss with cherry tomatoes, scallions, olive oil, salt and pepper. Will make again. Haha nice! Thanks so much for the pin. I think I just realized what my theme is for VeganMofo. I hope you enjoy this dish when you get to try it! Yay!! I loved the sauce, and I added broccoli to the eggplant stir fry. You can add all kinds of veggies to this, and I think carrots and radishes would be awesome. Place eggplant on top and microwave on high power until eggplant is completely tender, 5 to 8 minutes (be careful, plate will be very hot). Hi, I'm Alissa! Hope that makes sense. Discard whole cloves then increase heat to high and heat oil until smoking. Thanks for sharing this recipe! Your email address will not be published. I'd love to connect with you on Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest. I always enjoy ordering this in Chinese restaurants. Martha, Hi Martha! While eggplant is cooking, make the sauce. Subscribe for email updates and receive a free copy of my veggie burger e-book! Roast at 350 for about 15 minutes. Might just have to pick some up. Moving on to eggplant! I’ve done pretty well with using up all my eggplant since this post, and I still have a few more to harvest. Just stick with a pound of whatever variety you go with and you should be set. I used the globe eggplant, since thats what I had on hand and it turned out delicious. We had one pound of “fairytale eggplant” (small with purple and white skin). I go to work tomorrow! Enjoy :), I’ve never been a fan of eggplant, although I *do* like Szechuan sauce! ENJOY. Wipe out wok and dry carefully. Place vegetable and sesame oil in skillet place over medium heat. :), The sauce was really tasty and I was thinking about what other uses I could put it to as well. I can’t say every post will be like this (spoiler alert, tomorrow’s isn’t), but most will. Will definitely make again. You can get away with subbing another type of eggplant here, and in the U.S. at least, globes are the ones that’ll be easiest for you to find. Post whatever you want, just keep it seriously about eats, seriously. Cut the square tofu in half, deep fry in oil for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Place eggplant in a large bamboo steamer and set over a wok filled with 2 inches of water. One suggestion to toss it in cornstarch might help. just DO IT … love the texture with everything else, esp if you add the extra vegetable. Yay! Thank you for offering though, and thanks so much for commenting to let me know how it worked out – that always makes me smile. Add the minced meat and stir-fry until it is cooked. 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Add sliced garlic, scallion whites, and preserved mustard root. Maybe we are just big eaters, but this was just enough for 2 large main dish servings for us. Hoping to finally get on instagram by the end of the year. I happened to have all the ingredients which made it all the better. We found the tofu tasted rather bland, however, so next time I plan to make a bit more sauce in which to marinate the tofu for at least 30 minutes prior to sauteeing it. Made this for the first time tonight and it was delicious! (And OMG their pepper and mushroom selections…WOW!) Add oil and whole garlic cloves. Preserved mustard root can be found in the canned or jarred section of an Asian supermarket, sometimes labeled preserved or pickled Sichuan vegetable (check the ingredients label for mustard root). I scored some Dominican eggplants from the grocery store recently and wanted to try a new recipe. Was skeptical about slicing the eggplant in long strips…. It was delicious and I will be making it again. I put the eggplant in the oven but not as long as the tofu, so then I cooked it quite a while in wok, allowing it to dry out a bit. All products linked here have been independently selected by our editors. Cook about 5 minutes, until strips are browned on bottoms. Some comments may be held for manual review. I chose this to be my birthday meal and it didn’t let me down!! Yep! The eggplant can be par-cooked in the microwave if you don't own a bamboo steamer. Sounds delicious and I bet it tastes amazing with all those flavoursome ingredients. :). Heat 1/2 inch of the peanut oil in a large, deep, straight-sided skillet over medium heat until it shimmers. So glad you liked this! Thank you for the awesome recipe! :). Thanks Mike! Obviously, this is a very quick dish to make in the moment but I have the eggplants now. I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Globe eggplants are what I planted in my garden this year, simply because I can work them into all kinds of recipes. Place a pot lid on top to keep the eggplant under water for 15 minutes. too. Stir in scallion greens and cilantro and serve immediately with white rice, if desired. This looks really tasty and I just happen to have some eggplant on hand…. Thanks, and I look forward to other recipes using garden produce because I have a lot of it coming in. I'm a former attorney turned professional food blogger. also increased the sauce since I added the veg. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain. I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I’ve never tested that and you can never say for sure with any particular recipe, but I think with this one you’d probably be okay to freeze it. I mean, this is a vegan food blog where the majority of recipes feature some type of fresh fruit or veggie, which was obviously harvested in some way or another. Add the mushroom and seasoning until the gravy becomes thick. For this version, I like to add a few tablespoons of chopped up preserved mustard root and incorporate the garlic in a couple of ways: first, by cooking whole smashed cloves in oil to infuse it with flavor (I discard the cooked whole cloves), as well as sliced thin and sauteed along with the other aromatics. I love eggplant! Toss gently and cook on high for 5 minutes or till the eggplant has softened but is not mushy. Thanks, and I hope you and and everyone in your veggie household enjoys this :). I hope you enjoy it!! You can read more about me here. Tofu fried rice sounds perfect :). I don’t have an instagram account…I’m so bad with social media!

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