Pu Ti Aubergines

6 Mar
This fantastic recipe comes from Paul in Fife. Thanks Paul! The naked vegans cooked this the other day with a few alterations and it was the best meal we have eaten in a long time.
Ingredients: 500g aubergines, 2 level dessertspoons of flour, 3 cloves of garlic, a small piece of peeled root ginger, 1 teaspoon of tomato paste, 2 or 3 teaspoons of soy sauce, 1 level teaspoon of sugar, 100g cashews, 1 glass of water (about 120-130g), vegetable oil
Optional extras: The naked vegan cooks doubled the recipe, added a fair bit of tofu (chopped into blocks, pre-frozen for the “take-away” texture, and coated in batter) and a tad more garlic and ginger as we are spice fiends. In fact, we used peri peri sauce instead of tomato paste as we had none in. The tofu works really well. Mushrooms and cashews have also been suggested as good additions. Absolutely delicious.
Naked Paul cooking
Method:
First you have to peel and salt the aubergines. Peel and salt them as fast as you can to avoid them turning brown in the air. Cut the peeled aubergines into fairly large chunks. Leave the aubergines in the salt for about 45 minutes to draw out the excess water. Now is a good time to put on rice to accompany. Prepare the other ingredients by chopping the ginger and garlic finely and stirring the soy sauce, tomato paste and sugar into a glass of water. Sprinkle the flour evenly on a plate ready for coating the aubergine/tofu pieces.
Po Ti aubergines

Po Ti aubergines

Rinse the aubergines well and shake them dry in a sieve or colander and leave for a few minutes to dry further. Put some oil in a pan and heat, then take a few pieces of aubergine at a time and coat them with flour. Drop the pieces into hot oil and fry, occasionally stirring gently, for about 8 to 10 minutes. Add the chopped ginger and garlic after 4 or 5 minutes. Pour the glass of water containing the soy sauce etc. into the pan, stir and cook for a  further 8 minutes or so.
Two naked people washing up

Two naked people washing up

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