3 Recipes Japanese Eggplant Will Taste Beyond Phenomenal
It is among the healthiest fruits and vegetables which contains minimum calories. There are 3 recipes Japanese eggplant is going to taste great with them.
Normally, they are used to grill, stir-fry or even deep-fry.
1. Broiled Eggplant
Source: Low Carb Simplified
This dish is soft, juicy and moist which is perfectly for an appetizer and side dish. With a spicy soy glaze, it brings much more flavors to the eggplants and balances all the ingredients. It only contains under 130 calories and takes less than 20 minutes to finish.
- 2 Japanese eggplants (rinsed and sliced)
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 ½ tablespoon tamari or soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- 2 teaspoons hot sauce
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Preheat the broiler to high heat.
- Place the eggplant onto a tray covered with baking paper. Spread avocado oil and put some salt on it.
- Put the tray into the broiler in 5 minutes. Do not let it be overcooked.
- For the sauce, mix garlic, tamari/soy sauce, olive oil and hot sauce in a small saucepan. Stir it well.
- When the eggplant is cooked, place onto a plate and put in the sauce.
- Serve while hot.
2. Eggplant Fries
Source: Keto Cooking Christian
Among other chip recipes Japanese eggplant fries are much healthier and completely low-carb. It is perfect for movie nights and gatherings as a comfort food. Thanks to the cheese, it is as appealing and as tasty as potato fries.
- 1 large Japanese eggplant (cut into chip size)
- 1 eggs (beaten)
- ½ cup Almond Flour
- ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
- ½ cup ground pork rinds
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- ½ teaspoon dried basil
- ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
- Cooking oil (almond, sunflower seed and rice oil might all work)
- Garlic Salt, pepper and chilli powder
- Mix the almond flour, parmesan cheese, pork rinds, dried oregano, parsley, garlic salt and dried basil in a bowl.
- Whisk the egg.
- Dip the eggplant into the egg and the coating mixture. Place on a plate.
- Heat a pan over medium-high heat. Pour over the cooking oil.
- When the oil is hot, fry the eggplant until golden and crispy.
- Remove extract oil by a paper towel then put on a plate.
- Serve with hot sauce and sprinkle some pepper on top for more flavors.
3. Stir-fried Beef With Eggplant
Source: Beyond Kimchee
The third one in this list of recipes, Japanese eggplant is combined with beef to be turned into a Korean dish. It’s savoury, wet and tasty.
- 2 Japanese eggplants (cut into strips)
- 120 grams beef sirloin (cut into matchsticks)
- 2 sesame leaves (chopped)
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon chopped spring onion
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 ½ tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon chopped red chilli
- Marinade the beef with sesame oil and soy sauce.
- Steam the eggplant for 5 to 7 minutes until cooked.
- Take the eggplant out and mix with spring onion and red chilli.
- Heat a pan over high heat until it smokes. Stir-fry the beef within 2 minutes until brown.
- Take it out into a mixing bowl and add the eggplant.
- Add the sesame oil, soy sauce, sesame leaves and sesame seeds. Toss it nicely by hand until ingredients are soaked with the seasoning.
- Serve with kimchi.
For more keto-friendly and healthy recipes Japanese eggplants could also work with pork and tofu.
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