This is one of the easiest and healthiest ways to enjoy eggplant. You don’t often see recipes for steaming eggplant but I can attest to this recipe, especially if made with smaller eggplants such as “graffiti” striped eggplants or the thin Japanese eggplants.
Prep time: 15 minutes. Cooking time: 30-40 minutes
2-3 small eggplants
small knob of ginger thinly sliced
1 clove of garlic crushed with half a red chillI
2 teaspoons salt
Cut eggplant into medium size piece and immediately add salt and place in a colander or strainer over the sink for 15 minutes
Meanwhile slice ginger finely, seperately crush garlic and chilli
Remove eggplant from colander shaking off excess moisture and place in steaming basket, gently rub some of the garlic and chilli on each pice of eggplant using a teaspoon, then scatter over ginger.
steam for 30-40 minutes or until eggplant is tender to your liking