October 06, 2008

Grilled eggplant bowl (^3^)v

Eggplant is one of fall harvest. There's a proverb in Japan, saying 'Don't let daughter-in-law eat autumn eggplant', which has two meaning. One is being said by nasty mother-in-law hide delicious eggplant from daughter-in-law, and another means eggplant makes one's body cool, causing bad impact on young lady.
**Ingredients: eggplant, garlic, salad oil, grind meat, soysauce, salt, leek, two cup of rice and starch.
Poke small holes in eggplant beforehand and grill well. Wash rice with cold water. Add two cup of water and turn heat untill boil. Change to small heat for few mins, cover it and steam well.

Put minced garlic with salad oil in a pan and turn heat. Once garlic smells, add grind meat and bake it well.

Take eggplant out and peel grilled outside skin. If it is too hot to touch, peel under running water. In the mean time, boil two cup water and make dashi soup with soup stock.

Add grilled eggplant into meat, soup and stir well. Season with a tbls of soysauce and salt to adjust. Mix starch with water and stir till thickened.

Put steamed white rice in a bowl, and sauce on it. Garnish with minced green leek on top.


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