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Spicy Szechuan Eggplant

Spicy Szechuan Eggplant
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·         1/4 pound ground pork

·         4 Asian eggplants

·         1 cloves garlic

·         4 tablespoons oil for stir-frying, or as needed

·         1 tablespoon bean sauce (hot bean sauce if possible)

·         1/2 teaspoon chili paste with garlic, or to taste & 1 teaspoon sesame


1/4 teaspoon salt ,1/4 teaspoon black pepper & a Pinch (less than 1/2 teaspoon) cornstarch


·         1/4 cup chicken broth

·         2 tablespoons dark soy sauce & 2 tablespoons light soy sauce


Combine the ground pork with the salt, pepper, and cornstarch. Marinate the pork for 15 minutes.

While the pork is marinating, prepare the remaining ingredients. In a small bowl, combine the chicken broth, dark and light soy sauce, vinegar, and sugar. Whisk in the cornstarch.

Cut the eggplant into 1-inch squares. Mince the garlic.

Heat the wok over medium-high to high heat. Add 2 tablespoons of oil. When the oil is hot, add the eggplant. Stir-fry the eggplant until it is softened (about 5 minutes). Remove and drain on paper towels.

Add 2 tablespoons oil to the wok. When the oil is hot, add the garlic and bean sauce. Stir-fry until aromatic. Add the ground pork. Stir-fry until it changes color, using cooking chopsticks or a wooden spoon to separate the individual pieces.

Push the pork up to the sides of the wok. Add the sauce in the middle and bring to a boil, stirring quickly to thicken. Add the eggplant slices and the chili paste. Cook for a few more minutes and stir in the sesame oil. Serve hot.

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