15 Minutes Eggplant with Spicy Soy Sauce

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Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 6 mins

Cook Time: 4 mins

Total Time: 10 mins

Serves: 4


  • 1 Chinese eggplant (about 400-450 gram/slightly under 1 pound)
  • olive oil (or other vegetable oil), to brush the eggplant skin
  • Sauce (mix the following together)
  • 3 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1-2 teaspoon sambal oelek
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Garnish
  • 2-3 tablespoon thinly sliced scallions


  1. Remove the top part (stem) of eggplant, cut into 2 halves lengthwise, and cut each half into 3 pieces. Make 3 thin slits to each pieces.
  2. Brush the eggplant skin liberally with olive oil (or any vegetable oil), arrange the eggplants in a nice serving plate and cover with saran plastic wrap. Cook the eggplant in a microwave. I use a 2-serving fresh vegetables setting, but since each microwave is slightly different, please consult your microwave manual for appropriate cooking time.
  3. Once the eggplant is cooked, remove the saran wrap. Pour the sauce over the eggplant and garnish with scallions.

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