Spicy Eggplant

That's one of our friend's favorite dish.  A tribute to Darius of Romania.

The basic ingredients include red pepper, egg plant and soy sauce. The original recipe include minced pork, but if you don't eat pork or a total vegetarian, you could omit the pork and it tastes as good.

Egg plant 500g
Minced pork 180g
Ginger (minced) 1/2 tablespoon
Shallot 1 piece (skinned and minced)
Garlic 1 clove (skinned and minced)
Dried Chili 1 tablespoon

Seasoning for Marinating Pork: (never mind this if you are vegetarian!)
Soysauce 1 1/2 teaspoon
Sugar 1/2 teaspoon
Corn Starch 1/2 teaspoon
Vegetable Oil 2 teaspoon
Water 2 teaspoon
Pepper to taste
Soy sauce 2 teaspoon
Salt 1/2 teaspoon
Sugar 1/2 teaspoon
Water 2 teaspoon
Vegetable Oil and Pepper

1) Wash the eggplant.  Cut the top and bottom stem part.  Shred to thick slices.  Soak in salt for 10mins and squeeze out the liquid.
2) Marinate the minced meat with seasonings.  For at least 15 minutes.
3) Put 2 tablespoon oil vegetable oil in pot, fry half of the minced garlic, shallot and ginger.
4) Add eggplant. Slowly add water to soften the eggplant.  Add half tablespoon of dried chili.

5) Put oil, the other half of minced garlic, shallot and ginger to fry, then add minced pork and dried chili.

6) When the eggplant soften, add in cooked minced pork and all seasoning.  Mix well and cook with medium heat for 15 minutes.
7) Serve hot. 

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