Main Dishes

Eggplant Claypot from Absolutely Beautiful Ninh Binh

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Easy to make, great Vietnamese taste. You can use a saucepan or stove top-safe casserole dish. If you can't find Asian-style eggplants, use the egg-shaped eggplants we usually see in the west.

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2 tsp peanut oil or coconut oil #
1 clove garlic #
2 tomatoes chopped
1 stem lemongrass pale, lower section, sliced thinly. Reserve stem #
1 1/2 tbsp fish sauce #
1 tsp palm sugar or raw sugar
1 onion, green (spring) white and green part, cut into 1" (2.5cm) lengths #
2 eggplants long-Asian style, cut into 1" X 1/3" (2.5cm X 1cm) pieces #
1 red chili, long Asian style seeds removed, cut into short, thin strips #
1 pinch turmeric powder curry powder can be substituted #
1 pinch black pepper, ground
Garnish
1 tbsp mint, Vietnamese finely chopped #
1 tbsp cilantro (coriander) finely chopped #
1 tbsp onion, green (spring) finely chopped #
1/2 tbsp red chilies, long Asian style sliced thinly #
Put a stove top-safe, medium size clay pot* on a medium heat. Add the peanut oil. When warmed add the garlic and stir gently until fragrant. Add the tomatoes, lemongrass and two tbsp water and cook for 2...
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Nutritions

Calories
135

Sodium
1082mg
45% DV

Fat
3g
5% DV

Protein
5g
11% DV

Carbs
19g
6% DV

Fiber
4g
16% DV

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