Wednesday, November 14, 2012

WW: Stir-Fried Garlic Eggplant with Pork

Wok Wednesdays wokking thru Stir-Frying to the Sky's Edge
by Grace Young

I get such a kick out of going to the meat market and asking for only two ounces of pork. The last time, the butcher joked that he felt we were conducting a drug deal with the package being so small. This time when I asked for two ounces, the gentleman repeated my order "two pounds ground pork". "No, two ounces." "Ounces?" "Yes please. I know it's not much.." "No problem, we will give you any amount you need."

I should probably just buy a pound of pork and freeze it in two ounce increments; but then I would miss out on the butcher's reactions to my order.

It was a good thing we went to the Farmer's Market on Sunday for my grocery did not have the Asian eggplant. I thought I only needed two eggplants, the recipe calls for three, so I was one short but the dish turned out perfect anyway.

I have never been a fan of eggplant. I would avoid recipes that called for it and was going to pass on this recipe as well. What made me decide to just go for it, is I have loved just about every recipe we have made so far from this book - and boy am I glad I did. This is fabulous!!

Success Meter (1-3): 3!!!

Partially cooked pork.

This is so good I'm thinking I can cut the eggplant smaller
or even purée it and serve it à la bruschetta style!

My husband & I both agree the eggplant dish
was far better than the steak!

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  1. Looks really delicious, Cathleen. I love your mis-en-place. I'll be making this tomorrow or the next day.

  2. I'm not a huge eggplant fan either but this recipe has me reconsidering! Oh, and I got tired of getting weird looks from my butchers so I gave up and bought full pounds of ground pork, haha.


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