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Steamed Eggplants and Snow Peas
Ingredients (serves 4)
- 8 medium Japanese eggplants
- 12 fresh snow pea pods
- 400 cc. (13 1/2oz. or 1 5/8cups) soy sauce
- 8 Tbsp. sugar
- 1 Tbsp. salt
- 4 fresh green shiso (perilla) leaves (or basil if unavailable)
- (45g. or 1 1/2oz. fresh ginger)
- Halve the eggplants lengthwise (quarter if the eggplants are large). Cut shallow, 5mm. (¼ inch) diagonal slits on the skin. (see photo)
- Halve the snow peas diagonally.
- Steam the cut eggplants and snow peas in a steamer for about 10 minutes.
- While steaming, mix the salt, sugar and soy sauce in a bowl and stir them well.
- Cut the shiso (or basil) leaves into 2mm. (1/16 inch) width strips.
- Arrange the steamed eggplants and snow peas on a serving dish. Pour the sauce (from step 4) over the eggplants and snow peas. Garnish with the sliced shiso and serve.
(If desired, place grated ginger on the side as a condiment.)
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