by

My family's Mapo Eggplant

My family's Mapo Eggplant

It goes well with rice. It's spicy and delicious!! This is my family's favorite mapo eggplant recipe.

Ingredients: 2-3 people

Eggplant (slim Japanese type)
4
Ground pork
150-200g
Oil
2 tablespoons
Japanese leek (the white part)
1 medium-sized thick stalk
Garlic
1 clove
Ginger
1 piece
Doubanjiang
2-3 teaspoons
Tianmianjiang (Chinese sweet bean paste)
1 tablespoon
☆Oyster sauce
2 teaspoons
☆Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
☆Sugar
1 tablespoon
☆Chicken soup stock granules
1 teaspoon
☆Sake
1 tablespoon
☆water
150ml
Katakuriko (dissolved in 2 tablespoons water)
1 tablespoon
Sesame oil
1 to 2 teaspoons

Steps

1. Remove the stems from the eggplants, and cut into large easy-to-eat pieces. Finely chop the Japanese leeks, carrots, and ginger. Mix together the ☆ seasoning ingredients.
2. Quickly fry the eggplants in 360°F/180°C oil.
3. Heat up 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan, and saute the Japanese leeks, garlic, and ginger. Add the ground meat once it's aromatic, and saute until the meat has completely cooked through.
4. Add the Doubanjiang spicy bean paste to step 3, and saute some more. Thoroughly drain the oil from the eggplants at step 2, and mix into the pan.
5. Add the mixed ☆ flavoring to Step 4, and lightly boil. Thicken with katakuriko, add sesame oil for fragrance, and it is done ♪
6. I doubled the amount of meat, added green peppers, and turned it into Mapo Eggplant over rice. Guys will love this hearty dish and will gobble it all up.
7. Extra Box

Story Behind this Recipe

This is a basic recipe that I make when I have ground pork and eggplants. My husband never gets tired of it, no matter how many times I make it.