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How to steam Chinese eggplants

ChihYu Smith

Chinese steamed eggplant salad with garlic sauce is an easy healthy side dish. Learn how to steam eggplants and keep them purple delicious!

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Slice the eggplants


Slice off the tip ends of the eggplants. Rinse and pat dry.  Slice crosswise into 2.5-inch sections then quarter them lengthwise.

Soak the eggplants


Immediately soak the eggplants in a vinegar and water solution for 3 to 5 minutes.

Steam the eggplants


Make sure each slice has some room for the hot steam to circulate through. Steam the eggplants on high heat for 5 minutes.

Season the eggplants


Add the green onion, garlic, salt, and pepper flakes. Pour a small amount of preheated hot oil over. Toss the ingredients to combine.

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