Aubergine with Dan Dan Chilli Sauce

Mei Willoughby
Mei's homemade Dan Dan Chilli Sauce Aubergine with Dan Dan Chilli Sauce

Aubergine with Dan Dan Chilli Sauce

(serves 2)

Soft, creamy aubergines, greens beans and chestnut mushrooms cooked in a fragrant, richly flavoured sauce made with spicy Sichuan pepper-corns, chillies and sesame paste. Tastes absolutely sensational!

YOU’LL NEED A STEAMER, AND A NON-STICK DEEP FRYING PAN OR A WOK.

INGREDIENTS

  • 200g baby aubergines (if using big aubergines half then quarter)
  • Handful of green beans and chestnut mushrooms (sliced)
  • 100g minced beef optional
  • Chopped spring onion, coriander, chillies to garnish

FOR THE SAUCE

  • 2 heaped tbsp of Mei’s Dan Dan Chilli Sauce
  • 1 tbsp each of light & dark soy sauce + 1 tsp corn starch + 3 tbsp cold water (gravy/thickening)

METHOD

  • Steam aubergines and green beans in a steamer for 15 minutes.
  • When ready, add Mei’s Dan Dan chilli sauce in a deep frying pan in low heat to release the garlicky and Sichuan peppercorns fragrant. (For meat option, add minced meat at this stage and cook for 2-3 minutes with lid on. Add a splash of water if needed)
  • Add sliced mushrooms into the sauce and cook for 1 minutes, then add cooked aubergines and green beans and stir well.
  • Add the thickening to bind all the flavours together and create delicious gravy.
  • Garnish and serve on steamed rice or noodles.

Other sauces you might like to try on this recipe: Mei’s Miso & Plum Hoisin Sauce, Mei’s Original Chilli Sauce, Mei’s Hot Dates Chilli Paste, Mei’s Black Beans Sauce, Mei’s Smoked Paprika Chilli Sauce.

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