Prawns and aubergine in hoisin sauce

Prawns and aubergine in hoisin sauce


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About this recipe: This Chinese stir-fry dish is simple, yet delicious. Prawns and aubergines are stir-fried in a garlicky hoisin sauce. Serve for lunch or dinner with freshly cooked rice.

tonytsang Quebec, Canada

Serves: 3 - 4 portions

  • Marinade
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 8-10 large prawns, shelled and deveined
  • Sauce
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 3-4 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic, divided
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 3 aubergines, cut into pieces
  • water, as needed
  • 3 spring onions, cut into 2.5cm pieces

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:15min marinating  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the salt, pepper and sesame oil. Toss in the prawns and let sit for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, mix together the hoisin sauce, oyster sauce and water to make the sauce. Set aside.
  3. Heat a large frying pan with 1 tablespoons over high heat. Stir-fry half of the garlic until fragrant, 2-3 minutes. Add and stir-fry the aubergines.
  4. Add 4 tablespoons water, cover and simmer for 3-4 minutes or until the pan is dry. Repeat this procedure until the aubergines are cooked through. Set aside.
  5. Heat the same pan with 1 tablespoon oil over high heat. Stir-fry the remaining garlic until fragrant, 2-3 minutes. Add and stir-fry the prawns for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Return the aubergines back into the pan with spring onions. Stir-fry the ingredients with the sauce until it becomes thick, 2-3 minutes. Serve.

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