Published on January 10th, 2013 | by Andrea Bertoli1
what do you do with… eggplant (part two)
Yesterday we shared a recipe for round eggplant, and today we have a recipe for the thinner, longer Asian style eggplant. These come in purple or green and can be used interchangeably. This recipe features premade curry paste for easier preparation, and can be made with any vegetables you have floating around the house. It’s a great weeknight dinner, because there’s only one pot to clean afterwards!
Thai-style Green Curry
1 (13.5-ounce) can full fat coconut milk, refrigerated overnight
4-6 Tablespoons green curry paste
⅔ cup diced Asian eggplant
⅔ cup diced red bell pepper
⅔ cup diced zucchini
⅔ cup sliced carrots
½ cup diced onion
½ cup vegetable broth
3 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
1 Tablespoon coconut sugar
½ cup Thai basil, sliced thinly
- Open the can of coconut milk without shaking it. Scoop out the thick coconut cream from the top and add to a large skillet. Warm on medium-high heat and add curry paste, stirring constantly. Let mixture simmer for a few minutes.
- Add eggplant, red pepper, zucchini, carrots, and onion. Stir until vegetables are coated in coconut-curry mixture, and then add remaining coconut milk. Simmer covered until vegetables are soft, about 10-15 minutes.
- In a small bowl, whisk vegetable broth, lime juice, soy sauce, and coconut sugar until sugar has dissolved.
- When vegetables are finished cooking, add soy sauce mixture into skillet and stir to combine. Cook uncovered 5 minutes more.
- Stir in Thai basil just before serving. Serve curry alongside rice or rice noodles. Enjoy!
Yield: 2-4 servings