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Steamed Eggplant Salad

If you have a passion for eggplant, you will love this recipe.
Again, it is super-simple to prepare, but produces such an interesting result. I love the texture of steamed eggplant – it’s velvety, sloppy and drinks up flavours thirstily.
Because eggplant is rather robust in its character, I have teamed it with this rather fine and pungent dressing.
If desired, this salad can be prepared in advance and assembled just before serving.


  • 1 large Eggplant aubergine peeled

  • 2 teaspoons sea salt

  • 1 tablespoon finely sliced spring onion scallions

  • ground white pepper

  • 0.25 cup malt vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons shao hsing wine or dry sherry

  • 3 Cloves Garlic finely diced

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce

  • 0.5 teaspoon Sesame Oil


  • 1.

    Cut eggplant lengthways into 1.5 cm (3/4 in) slices, then cut each slice into 1.5 cm (3/4 in) strips.

  • 2.

    Sprinkle eggplant with salt on both sides and lay on a tray in one layer. Set aside for 10 minutes.

  • 3.

    Meanwhile, to make the dressing, place all ingredients in a small heavy-based saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes or until slightly reduced, then set aside.

  • 4.

    Place eggplant in a colander and rinse well under cold running water.

  • 5.

    Drain and pat dry with kitchen paper.

  • 6.

    Arrange eggplant in one layer on a heatproof plate that will fit inside a steamer basket.

  • 7.

    Place plate inside steamer and position over a deep saucepan or wok of boiling water and steam, covered, for 6 minutes or until eggplant is just tender when pierced with a knife.

  • 8.

    Carefully remove plate from steamer and allow eggplant to cool slightly.

  • 9.

    To serve, arrange eggplant on a platter and spoon over reserved dressing.

  • 10.

    Sprinkle with spring onions and pepper.

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Posted by Rosanna7Report
Yes I do love eggplant...when mine start to go.....I will be making this one.
Posted by Melia4Report
I have a passion for eggplant,so I have cooked this recipe yesterday.It's very delicious.
Posted by Rosemary58Report
I will try this one soon.