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Savory Braised Eggplant with Anchovies
Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup sesame seed oil ⠀
  • 6 cloves garlic minced⠀
  • 4 anchovies packed in oil⠀
  • 1 large eggplant chopped into 1” cubes ⠀
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce ⠀
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili paste sambal oelek⠀
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil ⠀
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet, heat the oil and add the garlic and anchovies. Sauté for 2-3 minutes over low-medium heat, breaking apart the anchovies with a large spoon. ⠀
  2. Add the eggplant and soy sauce, and cook with the lid on for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. ⠀
  3. Add the chili paste and continue cooking for another 5 minutes. ⠀
  4. Turn off the heat, add the fresh basil, and put the lid back on. Let the steam continue cooking the eggplant for another 5 minutes. Enjoy with noodles, rice & your other fave sides!