Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Thai Basil Eggplant Stir Fry

I love eggplant and I love Thai flavors.  This dish is so simple, but full of wonderful flavor.  If you want to make this vegetarian friendly, try swapping out the fish sauce for soy sauce.   Now I want too ask if you're not to busy, if you could help out my friend, Anna over at Crunchy, Creamy, Sweet.  She's currently in a photo contest hosted by Le Creuset and Williams-Sonoma in celebration of the Quince CollectionI would love for you to like her photo on Williams-Sonoma Pinterest board. It’s the first one in the first row.  Thanks!

2 large eggplants cut into cubes
1 onion diced
1 large handful of Thai basil leaves
2-3 cloves minced garlic minced
1-2 Tbs Fish sauce to taste
1-2 tsp of brown sugar to taste
Thai bird chilies whole (optional)
red chili flakes (to taste)


Cut eggplant into 1 inch pieces.  Heat a large pan/wok with 1 Tbs of canola oil and add cut eggplant.  Saute and season lightly with salt.  When eggplant is almost cooked to desired texture (5-7 minutes), push to the sides of pan and add 1 tsp of canola oil.   Then saute for a few minutes with garlic and fresh chilies.

Next add red chili flakes, fish sauce and brown sugar and saute for several minutes.  Finally add basil and saute for another two minutes.  Taste for seasoning and serve with rice.  Enjoy.

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  1. This looks so flavorful! I love eggplant and don't eat it often enough!

  2. looks sooo tempting ....nice clicks..

  3. Nom nom nom nom! This looks fantastic and beautiful. Can't wait to try :)

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  4. Thank you so much, my sweet friend! This means a lot! Pinning this delicious Thai stir fry to my dinner board on Pinterest!

  5. Love, Love, Love eggplants! I usually use Italian Basil, but have to try this variation too!

  6. Now if only I could make my husband love eggplant. Another great recipe!

  7. I share your love of eggplant, but only make it in about three ways. Adding this one to my repertoire!

  8. I love eggplant and basil! perfect combo!!

  9. This looks so amazing. I love a good stir fry and this one is beyond good.

  10. I love eggplant!! And if I swap out the fish sauce for soy sauce, I may even have all of this in my pantry :O Looks delicious Ramona (not that I'm surprised!)

  11. It's unbelievable how eggplant has an almost meaty texture. This looks wonderful.

  12. It's unbelievable how eggplant has an almost meaty texture. This looks wonderful.

  13. I love eggplant which sucks up all the sauce.... so delicious! I need a big bowl of steamed rice and I'd be happy!

    1. I also love eggplant especially when it have lots of chili flakes. I will try this so that I can taste this very interesting dish. I'm sure this is suited to my taste.

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