Skip to main content

Eggplant With Chili Bean Sauce

I like eggplants a lot but, they do need quite a bit of oil to cook. They absorb oils like sponge!! So, instead of chopping and sauteing them in oil, I have decided to roast the whole eggplant with only a few drizzles of oil. It's much more healthier to cook this way.

Eggplant With Chili Bean Sauce

1 Medium Eggplant
2 Tbsp Toban Chili Bean Sauce
200g Prawns, shelled, deveined and chopped
2 Shallots, sliced
2 Cloves Garlic, chopped
1 tsp Oyster Sauce
2 tsp Chinese Cooking Wine
2 tsp Light Soy Sauce
2 tsp Dark Soy Sauce
2 tsp Sesame Oil
2 tsp Corn Flour
1 Tbsp Peanut Oil
2 stalk Scallions, chopped
1 Tbsp Sugar
1/2 cup Water
Ground White Pepper
Tin Foil


Preheat the oven at 205˚C (400˚F). Drizzle the eggplant with some peanut oil and wrap in a tin foil. Roast the eggplant for about 20 minutes. Then open the tin foil and roast the eggplant for another 5 to 10 minutes until they are soft.

Meanwhile, marinate the prawns with light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, chinese cooking wine, oyster sauce, sesame oil and corn flour for about 10 minutes.

In a wok and a moderate heat, saute shallots until they are lightly brown. Add the garlic and saute for another minute. Then add the marinate prawns.

Cook the prawns until they are pink in color. Then add the chili sauce, some ground white pepper and stir quickly. Add the water and bring the sauce to a boil.

To serve, slit the eggplant open and spoon over the sauce and top it with some chopped scallions. Serve immediately.


  1. I love the idea of roasting the eggplant. They look so great with the bean sauce.

  2. @ICook4Fun: I think so too! Hey, thanks for the comment and Happy Holidays:)

  3. What a spectacular eggplant dish. I do not have eggplant ideas at all: have to borrow this. Bookmarked: thanks!

  4. @[eatingclub] vancouver || js : You're most welcome! Btw, you can use the smaller eggplant for this dish too :)


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Hasselback Potatoes

These Hasselback potatoes looks beautiful, don't' they? Here, I also added several cloves of garlic to these Swedish version of baked potatoes to enhance the flavor. It turned out great, they were very delicious, crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.. Updated: November 26th 2013 This is an updated post with a new video guide on How To Slice Hasselback Potatoes Hasselback Potatoes (Printable Recipe) Ingredients 6 Medium Size Potatoes 2 - 3 Cloves Garlic, thinly sliced 2 Tbsp Olive Oil 30 g Butter Maldon Sea Salt Freshly Ground Black Pepper Method Preheat the oven to 220˚C (425˚F). Put the potato on a chopping board, flat side down. Start from one end of the potato, cut almost all the way through, at about 3 to 4 mm intervals. Arrange the potatoes in a baking tray and insert the garlic in between the slits. Scatter some butter on top of each potato. Then drizzle the olive oil and sprinkle some sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Bake the

Raw Energy Bars~Chocolate, Cashew, And Almond

I get energized everytime I make Raw Energy Bars at home. I have tried several recipes and flavors before; but, this Chocolate, Cashew, and Almond flavor is currently my favorite! It's made from scratch using raw ingredients, such as Medjool dates, cashew, almond, cocoa, and coconut. You will be amazed with the end result. Not only are these bars good for you, they also taste great! So, if you are into raw energy bars, then you may want to try this recipe. If possible, please send me your feedback as well. Have a great weekend.


I'm actually laughing at myself! What have I got into? Trying to make dumplings?? Well, I have seen my late grandmother make them a long time ago. I can remember the ingredients but not the measurements! So, it took me about two hours to come up with the perfect recipes, and I'm glad I did! It was an instant hit! They were all gone, all gobbled up! Make the dough first, add about 480 to 500g of all-purpose flour with 300ml of water. Knead the dough and let it rest. You should be able to make 40 dumplings with the dough. Meanwhile, prepare the filling for the dumplings. Click here for the dumpling wrappers video. UPDATED: November 26th 2013 This is an updated post with a new photo and video cooking guide. Dumplings Ingredients 200g Ground Pork 100g Prawns, finely chopped 200g Napa Cabbage, finely shredded 1 stalk Scallions, finely minced 80g Chives, finely chopped 20g Ginger, finely minced 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce 1 1/2 Tbsp Sesame Oil 1 1/2 Tbsp Shaoxing W