Pork, aubergine and tofu in black pepper sauce

    45 min

    A hearty Chinese stew. Minced pork is simmered with aubergines and tofu in a delicious black pepper sauce. Serve with freshly cooked rice for lunch or dinner.


    Quebec, Canada
    2 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 225g minced pork
    • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 tablespoon light soy sauce or 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
    • 1-2 tablespoons cornflour, mixed with 1 tablespoon water
    • 1 tablespoon oil
    • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic, divided
    • 1 tablespoon oil
    • 2 small aubergines, chopped into big chunks
    • 5-6 tablespoons water
    • water, as needed
    • 1 packet tofu, sliced into 5-6 pieces
    • cornflour as needed
    • 1 tablespoon oil
    • 2 teaspoons oyster sauce
    • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
    • 2 teaspoons black soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
    • 2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 spring onion, sliced

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Marinate the pork in sugar, salt, soy sauce and cornflour slurry. Let sit for 15 minutes.
    2. Heat a large frying pan with 1 tablespoon oil over high heat. Saute the 1/2 garlic and pork until cooked through, about 3-5 minutes.
    3. Heat the same frying pan with 1 tablespoon oil over high heat. Saute the remaining garlic until aromatic, 2-3 minutes. Stir in the aubergine and water until tender, about 5-6 minutes.
    4. Put the pork and aubergines into a pot. Add just enough water to cover the ingredients. Bring the mixture to the boil, then turn the heat down to medium and simmer for 20 minutes.
    5. Meanwhile, lightly dredge the tofu pieces in cornflour. Heat a frying pan with 1 tablespoon oil over high heat. Pan-fry the tofu until golden on both sides, about 3-4 minutes. Add to the pot in the last 10 minutes of cooking.
    6. Make the sauce, by mixing together the oyster sauce, sesame oil, black soy sauce, soy sauce and black pepper. Pour into the pot and stir. Garnish with spring onions before serving.


    If egg tofu is unavailable, substitute in 250g plain tofu. Black soy sauce can be purchased in Oriental speciality stores.

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