Eggplant is yin. Cooking it with yang ingredients like chili-garlic paste, pork, and fresh ginger balances the dish.Choosing lean meats reduces fat. For even less saturated fat, try lean chicken instead.


Credit: Rita Maas

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serves 4


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Instructions Checklist
  • Arrange eggplant in a vegetable steamer. Steam, covered, 5 minutes, or until eggplant is tender; set aside.

  • Whisk broth and next 5 ingredients (through paste) in a bowl.

  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add garlic and ginger; stir-fry 30 seconds. Add pork; stir-fry 2 minutes, or until pork loses its pink color. Add eggplant and salt; stir in the broth mixture. Cover; reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

155 calories; fat 6g; saturated fat 2g; mono fat 2g; poly fat 1g; protein 7g; carbohydrates 18g; fiber 3g; cholesterol 19mg; iron 1mg; sodium 461mg; calcium 21mg.