Japanese Eggplant With Ginger And Scallions

October  3, 2014
19 Ratings
Author Notes

This Japanese style eggplant recipe is made with ginger, scallions, and a slightly spicy sauce. While it pairs very well with fish (we had it with salmon), it can really be a side to just about anything. Perfect for when you need a light side dish that can be thrown together in 30 minutes and you don’t want to be boring (a.k.a. every Monday). —Vicky | Things I Made Today

  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 15 minutes
  • Serves 4
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, minced
  • 1-2 jalapenos, chopped
  • 3 large scallions, chopped, green and white parts divided
  • 1 1/2 pounds Japanese eggplant, sliced into thin rounds
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
In This Recipe
  1. Heat canola oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Add garlic, ginger, jalapeños and white parts of scallions and cook for 2-3 minutes, until fragrant.
  2. Stir in eggplant slices and cook for about 5 minutes, until eggplant has softened.
  3. Meanwhile, combine soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sugar and cornstarch in a small bowl. Once eggplants have softened, pour sauce into pan and bring to a boil, stirring to make sure all vegetables are coated. Reduce heat and cook for 5-6 additional minutes until sauce has thickened.
  4. Remove from heat and top with scallion greens before serving.
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