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Steamed Eggplant with Korean Hot Sauce

I had a couple of the long japanese eggplants to finish off, and was looking for something simple to do with them when I struck pay dirt in Madhur Jaffrey’s Vegetarian Planet. Who has real Korean Hot Sauce from Korea just sitting around in their nearly-empty fridge? A girl lucky enough to have just had a visit from her friend living in Korea for the year of course!
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The eggplant spent about ten minutes in my bamboo steamer, which was all it took to reach perfect melt-in-your-mouth status, and the korean hot sauce was mixed with a couple other ingredients and topped with gomasio. (sesame seeds and salt). This was soooo good, it’s worth having the Korean hot sauce on hand alone.

I also had to share this picture:
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I saw it out of the corner of my eye in the “english foods” section at Shaws, and simply HAD to take a picture…too bad I only had my camera phone on me. It probably speaks to my maturity level that this gave me the giggles for a solid hour…

Selah.

1 comment to Steamed Eggplant with Korean Hot Sauce

  • Vegetation

    Steaming eggplant is a great idea. I’ll have to try it! Frying it always uses so much oil (I’ll have to leave out the hot sauce though, I’m too much of a wimp :P It looks yummy though!)

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