Step-by-Step Guide to Prepare Perfect Healthy Mapo Eggplant with Tofu

Healthy Mapo Eggplant with Tofu. Mapo Eggplant, or what we call Mabo Nasu (麻婆茄子) in Japan, is a delicious stir-fried eggplant dish with ground pork and seasoned with a bold savory sauce. It may remind you of Mapo Tofu, one of the most popular Sichuanese classics. Drain off the excess moisture completely.

I actually used a combination of both regular eggplant and Chinese eggplant after picking both up at the Asian market. Chinese eggplant has a thinner skin, fewer seeds, and is a little less bitter with a more delicate flavor than regular eggplant. Mapo Eggplant is a spin on the Szechuan classic Mapo Tofu.

Hey everyone, it is Drew, welcome to our recipe site. Today, I will show you a way to prepare a special dish, healthy mapo eggplant with tofu. One of my favorites. This time, I am going to make it a little bit unique. This is gonna smell and look delicious.

Mapo Eggplant, or what we call Mabo Nasu (麻婆茄子) in Japan, is a delicious stir-fried eggplant dish with ground pork and seasoned with a bold savory sauce. It may remind you of Mapo Tofu, one of the most popular Sichuanese classics. Drain off the excess moisture completely.

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To get started with this recipe, we must prepare a few ingredients. You can cook healthy mapo eggplant with tofu using 19 ingredients and 11 steps. Here is how you can achieve it.

The ingredients needed to make Healthy Mapo Eggplant with Tofu:

  1. {Get of Eggplants.
  2. {Take of Carrot.
  3. {Get of Firm tofu.
  4. {Make ready of ☆ Japanese leek.
  5. {Take of ☆ Ginger.
  6. {Take of ☆ Garlic.
  7. {Prepare of to 2 teaspoons ☆ Doubanjiang.
  8. {Make ready of ☆ Sansho pepper powder (or sansho peppercorns).
  9. {Get of ◆ Chicken soup stock granules.
  10. {Prepare of ◆ Sake.
  11. {Take of ◆Tian mian jiang (Chinese sweet bean paste).
  12. {Prepare of ◆ Soy sauce.
  13. {Get of ◆ Oyster sauce.
  14. {Get of ◆ Boiling water.
  15. {Prepare of + more to finish Sesame oil.
  16. {Prepare of Vegetable oil.
  17. {Get of Soy sauce.
  18. {Prepare of Katakuriko slurry.
  19. {Get of Green onions (to finish).

Silky roasted eggplant is topped with a slightly spicy and garlicky bean sauce with ground pork, mushrooms and water chestnuts for an added crunch. Mapo Tofu is one of my favorite Szechuan dishes. I thought I would use eggplant in place of tofu and the results were amazing! Mapo Eggplant A tasty mapo tofu style dish with the tofu replaced with tender and creamy eggplant.

Steps to make Healthy Mapo Eggplant with Tofu:

  1. Wrap the tofu in paper towels, put on a heatproof dish and microwave for 2 minutes. Drain off the excess moisture completely..
  2. Cut the eggplant lengthwise into 4 to 8 slices. Soak the slices in water for about 5 minutes then drain well, and pat dry well with paper towels..
  3. Finely chop the leek, ginger and garlic. Thinly slice the green onion you'll be using as topping too..
  4. Cut the carrot in half lengthwise, then slice thinly diagonally. Combine the ◆ ingredients together..
  5. Heat up 1 tablespoon of sesame oil in a wok or frying pan. Add the well drained tofu, and scramble with several cooking chopsticks held together..
  6. Keep scrambling and stir-frying the tofu over medium heat, until the texture resembles ground meat. Add 1 teaspoon of soy sauce and stir-fry quickly. Remove from the pan..
  7. Wipe out the pan, add some vegetable oil and heat up again. Add the eggplant and stir-fry over medium heat. When the eggplant is wilted and has started to brown, take it out..
  8. Heat up the pan again, add all the ☆ ingredients and stir-fry over medium heat. When it's fragrant add the carrot and continue stir-frying..
  9. When the carrot has wilted, re-add the cooked tofu and eggplant and stir-fry quickly. Add the combined ◆ ingredients and simmer over low heat for about 2 minutes..
  10. When the sauce has reduced a bit, add some katakuriko dissolved in water to thicken the sauce. Swirl in some sesame oil to finish..
  11. Transfer to serving plates, top with the green onions and it's done. If you like it more spicy, you can drizzle on some ra-yu spicy sesame oil..

One of my favourite Chinese dishes has to be mapo tofu for its use of not only the chili heat and numbing Sichuan peppercorn combo but also for its use of another great Chinese ingredient, fermented black beans. Mapo Eggplant Mapo Eggplant is similar to the classic Chinese-influenced mapo tofu dish, but using Asian eggplants instead. My version uses pan fried slices of eggplants, which are added to stir-fried ground pork and seasonings. This easy-to-cook dish ranges in flavors from salty, sour, sweet to spicy. One of my favorite dishes is mapo tofu, but I absolutely love making that same mapo sauce to go with eggplant for mapo eggplant.

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