Chinese Eggplant In Garlic Sauce

This mouthwatering Chinese Eggplant In Garlic Sauce is so easy to make with tender and juicy strips of eggplant stir-fried in a flavorful Szechuan-style garlic sauce. 

Chinese Eggplant In Garlic Sauce

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Chinese Eggplant In Garlic Sauce

This recipe was first posted November 13, 2013

Szechuan Cuisine is a very spicy form of Chinese cooking, incorporating lots of garlic and chili peppers. Szechuan eggplant is a famous Chinese dish also known as 'eggplant in Chinese hot garlic sauce'.

Chinese Eggplant

Traditionally this dish is prepared by deep frying the eggplant strips, but I sauteed mine in less oil in a non-stick skillet.

Szechuan eggplant is made with long thin eggplants these eggplants are sold in Asian markets and most major supermarkets. You can substitute regular eggplant to make this dish.

How To Make Chinese Eggplant In Garlic Sauce

  1. Cut eggplants into strips about 2 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. Set aside.
  2. Prepare sauce ingredients and set aside.
  3. Saute eggplant strips until golden and soft, remove eggplant from skillet and set aside. Add garlic, ginger, spring onion, and bell pepper strips and cook until fragrant.
  4. Add cooked eggplant and stir sauce before adding to skillet. Stir well to coat eggplant until sauce thickens. Remove from heat and serve.

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Nutrition

Energy:
112 kcal / 468 kJ
Fat:
7 g
Protein:
2 g
Carbs:
10 g
Per portion

Cooking Time

Preparation:
15 min
Cooking:
38 min
Ready in:
53 min
For:
4 Servings

Ingredients

For The Sauce

For The Eggplant

Instructions

  1. Cut eggplants into strips and set aside. Prepare sauce by combining vegetable broth, soy sauce, sugar, lemon juice, molasses, cornstarch, cayenne pepper and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet or wok on medium-high heat, saute eggplant strips until golden brown (may need extra oil).
  3. Remove eggplant strips and set aside. Add garlic, ginger, spring onions and bell pepper, saute until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add sauteed eggplant strips and quickly add sauce to the skillet stirring and cook stirring until sauce thickens. Check seasoning and add salt to taste if needed.

Notes

Best Chinese Eggplant in Garlic Sauce

Michelle Blackwood

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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5 Comments
  1. pravin Sivan
    April 10, 2019

    Mam …Dont we need to add any salt?

  2. Adrienne
    March 29, 2019

    Omg this was fantastic and so easy to make!! It’s one of my faves in the restaurants. Thank you so much for posting this!!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      March 30, 2019

      You are welcome Adrienne, I’m so happy you enjoyed it. Thank you for your feedback, I really appreciate it.

  3. Maria
    December 11, 2018

    Amazing flavor and so easy to prepare!