STEAMED EGGPLANT, CABBAGE WITH FERMENTED BLACK BEANS
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 12 minutes
Yields: Serves 4 with steamed rice and fried fish
1 large eggplant, cut into large pieces
4 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, peeled and chopped
2 oz ginger, peeled and chopped
1 package firm tofu, drained and diced small
5 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 can fermented black beans, drained, washed
1/4 wedge of a small green cabbage, sliced thinly
1 tbsp chili garlic paste
1 large tomato, chopped
Steam eggplant for 6 minutes or until soft. Set aside.
Pre heat oil for a minute.
Add onions and ginger and cook for a minute.
Add tofu and cook for a minute and a little brown.
Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
Adjust heat to medium.
Add black beans (mash a portion) for a better flavor.
add cooked eggplant
Stir, cover and cook for 30 seconds or longer until cabbage is cooked.
Uncover and add chili paste and tomatoes.
Cover and cook for a minute.