FMP- Spicy Eggplant takeout (moved from Ontario board)
If you've been to First Markham Place, I'm sure you've gotten the Spicy Eggplant, I think the place is called Yan's Wok. I would love to know how to make this, I dream about it.
I order this dish most places I go but actually the one at yans is one of my least favorite. too sweet for my liking. This however, might be my fault, since this dish is best SCALDING HOT...and I buy takeout from Yan's.
I have seen recipies but never attempted it. I will try to post them for you later (if we are talking about the same dish).
The following recipe is Martha Stewart's, and is called Strange Flavor Eggplant. Not sure it's what you're looking for...
3 pounds firm, ripe eggplant (small seedless Italian or Japanese variety)
2 T. finely minced garlic
1 1/2 T. finely minced fresh ginger
1 tsp. dried red pepper flakes
6 T. chopped green onions
4 T. light soy sauce
2 tsp. rice vinegar
4T. brown sugar
2 T. hot water
4 T. vegetable oil
2 tsp. sesame oil
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Lightly oil a baking sheet and put the eggplants in the oven, lightly pricking the skin with a fork. Bake for about 30 minutes until the eggplants are soft to the touch. Cool and peel the eggplants tearing the flesh into small strips.
In a small bowl, mix the garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes and green onions. In another bowl, mix the soy sauce, vinegar, sugar and water.
Heat a wok until hot. Add the vegetable and sesame oils, and heat over a high flame. Add the garlic mixture and cook about one minute - watching to make sure it doesn't burn. Add the soy sauce mixture and bring to a simmer. Then add the shredded eggplant. Cook over high heat until the dish is hot. This can be served hot room temp or cold. You can also adjust the amount of sugar and red pepper flakes according to your taste.