Friday, March 11, 2011

Savory Aubergine/Eggplant Slices

This is another grandma's dish....this sure brings back fond memories of my cute and petite grandma. She was a good cook and she doted on all her grandchildren. She cooked our meals and took care of us when my parents were out working and this is one of the aubergine dishes she cooked for us. My mom picked up her MIL's cooking skills and continued to serve us this savoury with a slight tangy-ness after taste aubergine dish after my grandma left us. And it is my turn to introduce this savoury aubergine slices to my children and it looks like my wish came true. Piggy Jo told me she cooked this dish yesterday for her dinner , the same time I cooked this for our dinner last night. Great minds think alike even though we are some distance apart :p

A flavorful dish..simple to prepare and taste good...slurp slurp

you can serve this dish chilled or hot
it tastes good either way

the crispy fried shallots adds flavor to the aubergine and
the calamasi juice gives it a tangy after taste
it really whet one's appetite and I can have the whole
plate all to myself :)

Savory Aubergine/Eggplant Slices


2 aubergine/eggplant - peel skin and cut horizontally length wise into thin slices

5 shallots- cut into thin slices - deep fried as crispy shallots

5 bird's eye chillies - chopped finely
1 stalk spring onions - cut fine
2 calamasi - squeeze for juice

Sizzled Soy Sauce Oil
2 tbsp light soy sauce
3 tbsp of grapeseed oil


Steam the aubergines slices in a hot boiling steamer for 8-10 minutes. Meanwhile , fry the shallots in grapeseed oil till crispy. Dish out and leave aside. Take out excess oil from the wok , leaving just 3 tbsp of oil and under medium heat, pour in 2 tbsp of of light soy sauce to get the sizzled soy sauce oil. Off heat as soon as the soy sauce and oil sizzled.

Arrange the steamed aubergine slices neatly on a serving plate. Pour the sizzled soy sauce oil evenly over the aubergine slices. And garnishes top with the crispy shallots , chillies and spring onions. Pour in the calamasi juice over when ready to serve. You can serve this chill or hot.

Enjoy and have a nice day.

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  1. One of my fav ways with aubergine too :)
    I love the way you curled the aubergine slices to serve. Looks very classy :)

  2. wow that's really beautiful and it looks wonderful. thanks for sharing

  3. Simple and delicious!! I like eggplant a lot but Carlos and Diana are not a fan of it. I don't mind having this all to myself :)

  4. Oh? Never had it like that? What did you do with the skin?

  5. I love eggplants! I've never had it this way though... thank you for sharing! Just another reason to buy more eggplants :)

  6. When I saw the picture on my dashboard, I know it's your post .... I'm now accumstomed to your style of photography, ha, ha! Love this eggplant dish, my favourite too but then 'people' say it's bad for eyesight, so I hesitate....

  7. I only have a few eggplant recipes. Now, i can add yours to the list. Next time i buy an eggplant, i am making this...

  8. Wow, I'm just about to cook aubergine tonight, and you definitely help to change my recipe! Yummy!

    Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

  9. I don't think I ever had eggplant prepared this way...very tempting!

  10. Elin, these look so good. I happen to love eggplant and I find this recipe very appealing. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  11. Ha Ha! Eat the dish all by yourself! _ But auberine is one of your favourites! ;0)
    I like aubergines too - I'm not so crazy on lots of chilli and garlic though but I should give this one a try!

  12. i can also have the whole plate by myself! looks like there's real telepathy going on in between you and joanna!

  13. Wendy...hahaha thanks :) are welcome :) can cook this and have it all for yourself...for me I can have a plate all to myself :p

    Arthur...throw away the can't eat the skin anyway full of chemical know our standard...not safe to eat the skin :p

    Kate....yup try this dish...great appetizer :)

    Cheah...moderation is my motto in life ") I have my Elin's Style in photography ??? :P

    Cakewiz....hope you will like this :)

    Alice Law...hope you like it :)

    Kathy...try this :) Appetizing !

    Angie...yup it is tempting :)

    Mary...:) it is. Do try it and you may find yourself liking it :) is not garlic , it is shallots and chillies :) Do try never know you may like it afterall :) Minh looks so adorable now...nuax him for me :)

    Lena...yup this is her favorite too that is why she cooks this quite often and I guess she misses home :p

  14. Thank you for sharing this dish. I love eggplants so when I saw this, I knew I had to give it a go. The result was perfectly beautiful!

  15. Hi Kiersten...thanks for dropping by :)


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