Chef John

572 RECIPES

30+ years of experience in the culinary industry

Stuffed Eggplant With Cheese And Tomatoes

If you love eggplant, you will want to try this cheesy and delicious stuffed eggplant recipe.

CUISINES: Chinese
LEVEL: EASY
SERVING: 2 People
TIME: 30 min
INGREDIENTS:
  • 7 oz. Chinese eggplant
  • oz. cheese
  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 1 tbsp red bell pepper
  • 2 oz. onion
  • oz. diced tomato
  • 1 tbsp red wine
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp ginger
  • 1 tbsp green onion
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 pinch rosemary
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 3 cup cooking vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic butter
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 1 cup water
DIRECTIONS:
Step 1
Step 1
Step 1
Cut eggplant into three pieces, split each piece in half.
Step 2
Step 2
Step 2
Place one piece of eggplant(skin side up) in between a pair of chopsticks (this is to prevent cutting through eggplant), making three dips on top by cutting off three triangle pieces as the video shown.
Step 3
Step 3
Step 3
In a medium bowl, mix ground pork, red wine, soy sauce, ginger, green onion, black pepper and salt.
Step 4
Step 4
Step 4
Dust prepared eggplant with cornstarch, fill dips with meat mixture.
Step 5
Step 5
Step 5
Deep fry till meat fillings are done.
Step 6
Step 6
Step 6
Set burner at high heat. In an oven safe pan, stir fry garlic butter, garlic, and onion. Add tomato, ketchup, soy sauce, black pepper and water. Let simmer for a few minutes. Put in deep fried eggplant and meat, and let simmer for a few minutes. Add rosemary, cheese and red pepper on top.
Step 7
Step 7
Step 7
Bake in the oven at 350°F for 5 minutes.
Step 8
Step 8
Step 8
Ready to serve.