Aubergine in chilli bean sauce makes a delicious side dish as part of a Chinese meal. It's a fiery vegetarian recipe that is great served alongside other stir fries as part of a Chinese buffet meal. Why not make it instead of ordering a takeaway?
This aubergine in chilli bean paste is one of the recipes I learned how to make on holiday in China. We did a one day cookery course at the Yangshuo Cookery School and made quite a few delicious Chinese recipes.
What is this aubergine in chilli bean paste like?
The aubergine really soaks up all the flavours of the chilli bean sauce. Even if you don't like aubergine it's definitely worth trying this. My husband is not normally keen on aubergine but he loved this!
What is chilli bean paste like?
I would really recommend trying to find chilli bean paste if you can. It's very spicy and has a lovely depth of flavour that goes really well in stir fries. However, it is very very salty so you don't need to add any salt or soy sauce or it will taste over-seasoned.
Where to find Chilli Bean Paste
I bought the chilli bean paste in a chinese supermarket in London but if you don't have access to authentic Chinese ingredient then you can buy it on Amazon too.
Recipe for Aubergine in Chilli Bean Sauce
Aubergine in Chilli Bean Sauce
- 1 aubergine finely sliced
- 20 g fresh ginger sliced into thin batons
- 2 garlic clove
- 3 tsp chilli bean paste
- Heat some oil in a wok.
- When it is hot, add the aubergine. When it is beginning to soften add the ginger, garlic and chilli bean paste.
- Stir fry for another minute then add couple of tablespoons of water.
- Cook for another minute or so till all the aubergine is cooked.
- Serve as a side dish as part of a Chinese meal.
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