baked sweet, salty, garlicky and spicy eggplant

annenayne
Bento-ing from: › California › USA
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The Thai chili sauce does most of the work.

2 long Chinese or Japanese eggplant
1 Tbsp dark soy sauce
2 Tbsp bottled Thai sweet chili sauce (ingredients: palm sugar, red chili, vinegar, garlic, salt, water)
Vegetable oil
Salt

Preheat oven to 375 F.

Slice the eggplants in half lengthwise, then on the bias into strips about ½” thick.

Lightly salt the eggplant, set aside for about 20 minutes (I skip this step when I use Japanese eggplant).

In a medium bowl, whisk together soy sauce and chili sauce (optional: add 1 tsp vegetable oil).

Rinse and pat dry your eggplant, and toss eggplant in sauce.

Brush a baking sheet or baking dish with vegetable oil, then pour eggplant onto sheet.

Bake until soft and yummy, usually about 20 minutes but may need longer.

NOM. NOM. NOM.

I have frozen and reheated leftovers with no problems.

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mosaica
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Re: baked sweet, salty, garlicky and spicy eggplant

I'm having a vision. I see this dish in my bento box Real Soon Now!

Thanks for posting :-)

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BarbJ
Bento-ing from: Cupertino › California › USA
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Re: baked sweet, salty, garlicky and spicy eggplant

Oooo! Nice, I'll have to try that one. Good job. Eggplant lovers unite!!

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mooncake
Bento-ing from: › Ohio › USA
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Re: baked sweet, salty, garlicky and spicy eggplant

That sounds great! I haven't found any nice eggplants lately, so I'll have to try harder!

single bento boy
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Re: baked sweet, salty, garlicky and spicy eggplant

I tried this with small zucchini and yellow squash in addition to the eggplant and it was great! Thanks for the recipe.

roselette23
Bento-ing from: ATL › Georgia › USA
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Re: baked sweet, salty, garlicky and spicy eggplant

This is a great idea. I braised the eggplant in a donabe and added a bit of sesame oil and garlic. It was good hot for dinner and cold the next day in a bento.

LadyMurasaki
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Re: baked sweet, salty, garlicky and spicy eggplant

This sounds really good. I love anything with eggplant, and this seems easy to prepare as well.

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