Sauteed Eggplant in Spicy Chile Sauce

Sauteed Eggplant in Spicy Chile Sauce

Chinese Vegan Tasty! along with homemade Chile Sauce recipe

A good Chinese dish is  baby eggplant cooked in a spicy chile
sauce
. The eggplant is
cooked until tender in a spicy sauce that is full of flavor.

 

Ingredients:

·        
2 T vegetable oil

·        
4-6 eggplants cut into cubes

·        
2 tsp fresh grated ginger

·        
3 garlic cloves minced

·        
3 T tamari or soy sauce

·        
2 T brown rice vinegar

·        
water

·        
2 tsp agave nectar

·        
1 T spicy chile sauce

·        
2 tsp arrowroot powder

·        
2 tsp toasted sesame oil

 

 

Directions:

1.      
heat 2 Tbs. vegetable oil in wok or large
skillet until hot.

2.     
Add 4-6 Japanese eggplants that have been cut
into cubes.

3.     
Cook for 6 minutes until the eggplant begins to
soften.

4.     
Add 2 tsp. fresh grated ginger, 3 minced garlic cloves,
3 Tbs. tamari or soy sauce, 2 Tbs. brown rice vinegar, 2 Tbs. water, 2 tsp.
agave nectar and up to 1 Tbs. spicy chile sauce, depending how spicy you like
your food.

5.     
In a mug, combine 2 tsp. arrowroot powder with 1
Tbs. water and mix to form a slurry.

6.     
Add the slurry to the pan and mix well.

7.     
Cook another 2 minutes until the sauce thickens.
If it gets too thick, add more water.

8.    
Add 2 tsp. toasted sesame oil before serving.

 

 

To Make Chile Sauce

Homemade chile sauce tastes even better than
store-bought. 

 

Ingredients

·        
15 oz tomato
sauce

·        
¼ C
tomato paste

·        
¼ C
apple cider vinegar

·        
¼ C
brown sugar

·        
2
jalapeno peppers chopped

·        
1 tsp
garlic power

·        
1 tsp
chile powder

·        
½ tsp
dry mustard

·        
½ tsp
onion powder

·        
¼ tsp
allspice

·        
2 T
vegan Worcestershire sauce

·        
Pinch red
pepper flakes

 

Directions:

 

1.      
combine 15 oz. of tomato sauce, ¼ cup tomato
paste, ¼ cup apple cider vinegar, ¼ cup brown sugar, 2 chopped jalapeno peppers
(or whatever peppers you like), a teaspoon each of garlic powder and chile
powder, ½ teaspoon each of dry mustard and onion powder, ¼ teaspoon of allspice
and 2 tablespoons of vegan Worcestershire sauce in a food processor.

2.     
If you want it extra spicy, you can add a pinch
of red pepper flakes.

3.     
Process until smooth, taste for seasoning
adjustments and keep in a jar in the fridge. 

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