Cook the garlic and ginger until fragrant. Thank you! No matter what, I will continue to look forward to your blog’s arrival, to try your generously offered recipes and talk you up . Thank you so much for trying this recipe and for your kind feedback! The absorbency of the eggplant and the sweet bold flavor of pork, when paired hand-in-hand, is one that you can rely on in various preparations. Hi Alice! Hi Keri! I use "Rangiri" cutting technique to increase the surface so it cooks evenly and adds more flavor. EGGPLANT DIP. Add ginger and garlic to pan and stir frequently until fragrant, about 1 minute. Hi Ying! Then add the eggplant and stir fry until it becomes slightly tender. Can’t wait to try it out. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed this recipe with zucchini! Hi Stacey! Typically dashi is made of katsuobushi (dried bonito flakes) so if you plan to make vegetarian/vegan-friendly meals, make sure to pick miso that does not include dashi. Made this tonight for wife and I. Cook covered for 5 minutes. Thank you for trying this recipe with Zucchini, and I’m glad it worked out well. Ah the Japanese name – this is behind the scene story, but the title has to have certain number of letters that is good for keyword search on Google, and I can’t make it too long. Look forward to your recommendations! Thank you for your kind feedback. You did it again, Nami! Stir fry until the pork is almost cooked through (80%). Stuff the pork mixture into the newly created pocket. Cut the green parts of the green onion diagonally and keep it for garnish. Made this last night and it was excellent! For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website. Heat the vegetable oil in a non-stick wok or large skillet. Japanese eggplant has a slender body and is more tender than other varieties. Thank you for this blog. I’m new to cooking with pork and always find it a bit tough in texture when I use pork loin. Hope I can share more recipes that are nostalgic to her. You can replace it with onion, leek, shallot too. Leeks, zucchini, cabbage, onion, anything is okay (but not leafy vegetable as they get wilted too fast and miso can be too overpowering). I’m not big on eggplant generally, but this was delicious with the Japanese variety. Hi Janice, Add 1 Tbsp soy sauce and 2 Tbsp water. Another delicious example you may want to try is this Ginger Pork Rolls with Eggplant. Will try adding zucchini next time. Hi Karen! You can use shredded/thinly sliced pork loin. Thanks for sharing yet another yummy recipe! Thank you for continuing to share such wonderful recipes. You’re the opposite of me. Yay! . Not only it is a versatile seasoning for everyday dishes, it is also a mighty probiotic that offers many health benefits and essential minerals, and it is especially good for gut health. COLLECTIONS: LIBBY'S® PUMPKIN (19) STUFFINGS (24) THANKSGIVING (60) THANKSGIVING SIDE … Today, you can now enjoy these great recipes, such as Szechwan Eggplant with Pork, online. I’m so happy to hear you tried this recipe! Add the sauce and lower the heat to medium-low heat. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. The combination of miso and eggplant is fail-proof, and by adding pork, you get a robust and hearty stir-fry dish. Get more island style recipes here. It works perfectly as well. Reminds me of my mum’s cooking. 1) Generally I don’t add too much chili bean paste (as kids don’t eat super spicy food) so I don’t need to modify my recipe. 23 years! One of the most obvious uses for miso is in soup, but this fermented soybean paste has a lot more to offer. Hi Claire! One thing though, I can’t read kanji. Hikari Miso carries various types of miso that are organic and non-GMO. Mix well (I like to use my hands). Thank you for sharing it with me. I miss Japanese sensibilities, culture and FOOD Arigatōgozaimashita. Cook the garlic and ginger until fragrant. xo, didnt exacly smell like my kind of food when I made it but then I took a bite and SO YUMMY, umai! Thank you for your kind feedback. In fact, this recipe title is giving me some bad score… but I want to share Japanese titles for authenticity. Design by, neutral-flavored oil (vegetable, canola, etc). Huge hit. I think I’ve been in the US for 23 years! . Add the white part of negi and pork. Please do not use my images without my permission. Add the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. I am a gaijin who lived on Okinawa for 23 years and traveled to the mainland often Enjoy it with miso soup and a simple bowl of salad or green vegetable dish like Spinach Gomaae! Miso and eggplant are a golden combination! I love every recipe I’ve made and your general attitude towards food Use of this website is subject to mandatory arbitration and other terms and conditions, select. Warm through; add eggplant and simmer 2 minutes. My husband and I loved it! Thank you so much for your kind feedback. Hi Gayle! Hello Nami, the addition of chilli bean paste sounds great! Suggestions for other vegetables other than eggplant? If you enjoy spicy food, I highly recommend adding a few teaspoons of Doubanjiang (chili bean paste) to your liking. Mix well and set aside. If you use miso regularly, you’d agree that it makes an all-rounded seasoning that works with any protein, but my choice is always pork when I cook miso with eggplant. Since chilli bean paste is salty, how should I alter the amount of the other seasonings if I will like to add it into the recipe? Cut a wedge out of the eggplant. Aww I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe. Love your recipes!!! Hi Rachel! COCONUT ORANGE FILLING FOR CAKE. I used Japanese eggplant in the recipe. This looks delicious! If you make this recipe, snap a pic and hashtag it #justonecookbook — We love to see your creations on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Nami, this recipe was so delicious! Slice the garlic clove and ginger thinly. As always, delicious recipes with fantastic visuals. PENNE RIGATE WITH BEANS . Cook eggplant until slightly browned, 3-4 minutes. I’m so glad to hear that you and your wife enjoyed this dish. Hi Ellen! xo. Thank you Sunny! My kids also do not like eggplants, and while I was testing this recipe, they were complaining “whaaat eggplant again?” LOL. Thank you for your kind feedback! * Marinate meat in the grated onion for 1 hour I made this recipe as listed, and it was phenomenal!! Hope you enjoy the recipe! We are glad to hear that you enjoy this dish. If you think chili bean paste would add too much salt, then reduce miso – miso’s saltiness really depends on the brand and what type of miso. I plan on adding this to my meal prep rotation for sure. Garnish with sliced green onion on top. Please read my disclosure policy for details. Add the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. I used pork chops cut thinly, and it was delicious. If you can’t find any naga negi at your local store, how many green onions should I use? You can toss in other vegetables like zucchini if you like. This one-bowl rice dish or what we call donburi, is a really easy weeknight meal for busy moms, singles, and students.