Steamed Eggplant In Garlic Sauce

J. White Harris


There is a local oriental restaurant that has “Eggplant In Garlic Sauce” on the menu. It’s so good that we always order it to go along with whatever else we’re getting. I decided to see if I could duplicate this dish at home. This recipe is my version of Eggplant In Garlic Sauce. It’s not quite the same as what we get at the restaurant but it’s every bit as good! We love it and even some friends who said they didn't care for eggplant tried this and said that it was delicious.


★★★★★ 1 vote

4 to 6
15 Min
12 Min


  • 1-1/2 lb
    chinese eggplant
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    ginger, chopped fine
  • 1/4 c
    sliced scallions
  • SAUCE:

  • 2 Tbsp
    light soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp
    hoisin sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    sesame seed oil
  • 1 tsp
    chili paste with garlic (optional)

How to Make Steamed Eggplant In Garlic Sauce


  1. Cut eggplant into bite size pieces. Put on a rack in wok or in steamer. Steam covered over boiling water until eggplant is tender, about 13 minutes.
  2. While the eggplant is steaming combine sauce ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  3. Heat oil in skillet or wok. Stir-fry garlic and ginger until aroma comes, about 1 minute. Pour in sauce and bring it just to a boil then remove it from heat and cool.
  4. Put the steamed eggplant on a serving dish. Pour the sauce over the eggplant. Garnish with scallions and serve.

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About Steamed Eggplant In Garlic Sauce

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Chinese
Dietary Needs: Vegan, Low Fat
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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