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Spicy Eggplant with Pork

Serves 4

Total Time
35 mins

For a quick, one-dish meal, serve this over steamed jasmine rice or toss it with a tangle of cooked rice noodles. In case it matters to you, Japanese eggplant keep their color better after cooking than Chinese eggplant do.

su-Spicy Eggplant with Pork

Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Robyn Valarik
 1/3 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
 2 tablespoons lime juice
 2 tablespoons soy sauce
 1 to 2 tbsp. Sriracha chili sauce
 1 1/2 pounds slender Japanese or Chinese eggplant, ends trimmed
 3/4 pound ground pork
 3 tablespoons canola oil, divided
 1/2 cup thinly sliced shallots
 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
Step 1

Mix broth, lime juice, soy sauce, and Sriracha in a measuring cup. Cut eggplant into lengthwise batons about 1/2 in. thick and 3 in. long.

Step 2

Cook pork in a 12-in. frying pan or wok over high heat, stirring to break up clumps, until lightly browned, 4 to 6 minutes. Add about 2 tbsp. broth mixture and stir until liquid evaporates, 1 minute. Transfer to a bowl and wipe out pan.

Step 3

Return pan to high heat and add 2 tbsp. oil. When hot, add eggplant and cook, stirring occasionally, until beginning to brown, 3 minutes. Add shallots, remaining 1 tbsp. oil, and 1/4 cup water and continue to stir-fry until eggplant is browned and tender and shallots are caramelized, 7 to 9 minutes more; add a little more water if pan juices start to darken too much.

Step 4

Pour in remaining broth mixture and pork and stir until most of liquid is absorbed, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a serving dish and toss with cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 352Calories from Fat 62
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g37%

Saturated Fat 5.6g28%
Cholesterol 64mg22%
Sodium 589mg25%
Total Carbohydrate 15g5%

Dietary Fiber 4.7g19%
Protein 21g42%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.