Grilled Eggplant With Pork: Authentic Thai Food Recipe: Southeast Asian Cooking Cuisine
Thai Asian Eggplant
This Grilled Eggplant with Pork Recipe:
Prep Time: 25 mins
Cooking Time: 25 mins
Eggplants are native to India and provide a variety of nutritional benefits.
Eggplants are now grown all over the world and come in different shapes, sizes and colors. Eggplant Recipes are an important part of the Southeast Asian Cuisine and are found in many different Asian Cultures.
Eggplants come in a number of varieties and Asian Eggplants tend to be smaller and thinner in size.
Eggplant is has several names including:
- guinea squash
- Solanum melongena
- Asian Eggplant
- Chinese Eggplant
- Thai Eggplant
- Possibly other names as well.
In this Recipe we will be using Thai or "Asian Eggplants". These eggplants are tiny and round and vary in purple and white colors.
Uncooked, these fruits have a bitter taste but the tastes gets more complex when cooked and become rich and tender. Traditionally, these eggplants were salted and dried to hep reduce the bitterness and also to remove some of the fat content. Most modern varieties do not require this method of preparation.
Let's look at the Ingredients for this recipe:
Grilled Eggplant With Pork Recipe Ingredients
How To Prepare
Slender Asian Eggplants
1 1/2 Cups (350g)
Peel and Chop
Small Red Shallots
Peel and Chop
Use Only the Tender Inner Part of the Bottom 3rd Layer. Sliced
Palm Sugar or Dark Brown Sugar
Fresh Coriander (Cilantro) Leaves
Chopped (can substitute with sawtooth herb)
Grilled Eggplant With Pork Recipe Cooking Instructions
- Grill the Eggplants in the Oven until Skin turns Black and the Flesh is Soft.
- Take the Eggplants out of the oven and Cut them in Half the Long Way(Lengthwise)
- Scrape the Flesh out of them with a spoon.
- Chop the Eggplants roughly.
- Heat a Wok or Skillet (recommend Cast Iron) over medium heat and stir-fry the Pork, Garlic, Shallots and Lemongrass until golden in color.
- Add the Eggplant Flesh and Cook for 2 Minutes.
- Add the Fish Sauce and the Sugar and Mix Well.
- Serve Garnished with the Chopped Coriander(Cilantro) Leaves (or sawtooth herb, is used as a substitute)
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