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Super Quick and Easy! Mille-Feuille Style Eggplant Pot Stickers

Super Quick and Easy!  Mille-Feuille Style Eggplant Pot Stickers

A healthy and simple dish without oil. Just pop it in the microwave and it's done in an instant. Have your kids help out!

Ingredients

Eggplants (small)
3
Ground pork
200 to 300 g
Onion (or cabbage or Chinese cabbage)
1/2
Salt and pepper
to taste
Oyster sauce
1 tablespoon
Miso (if available, red miso)
1 tablespoon
Sake
to taste

Steps

1. Peel the skin of the eggplant in 3 or 4 stripes lengthwise. Cut into 1 cm slices.
2. Soak the eggplant in water to prevent the color from degrading when steaming.
3. Thoroughly mix the seasoning ingredients into the ground pork (This mixture is similar to regular pot stickers, so feel free to add your choice of ingredients, such as shrimp or shiitake mushrooms.)
4. Add plenty of sake and water to the pork when mixing; it should become fluffy and light.
5. Pile the pork filler mixture on top of each slice of eggplant, alternating with the meat and eggplant.
6. Wrap in plastic wrap, and microwave for 10 minutes. The juices will sizzle.
7. Garnish with shiso leaves, scallions, or grated ginger, pour ponzu on top, and bon appetit (try with sesame oil with soy sauce).
8. Addendum: Right before popping it in the microwave, lightly sprinkle katakuriko over the top with a tea strainer to make the meat absorb the ponzu better to create a glazed finish.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to prepare a lot of eggplant without using any oil in some healthy way, and wanted to prepare it quickly and simply!!