About this recipe: This is a simple vegetable dish, that's quick and easy to make and tastes fantastic. Steamed aubergine is tossed in a spicy and aromatic garlic sauce. Enjoy with freshly cooked rice.
Chinese aubergines look like purple courgettes. If unavailable, use ordinary aubergines. Sichuan peppercorns, chilli oil and Chinese aubergines can be purchased in Chinese/Oriental speciality shops.
Found this an excellent, alternative quick way to cook aubergines. I doubled the proportions of the dressing as I also added kidney beans, onions, and black bean paste for a main dish and gently heated. Didn't salt the aubergines as they weren't bitter, omitted the MSG for health, and didn't have any cornflour. Delicious, thank you. - 18 Nov 2011