Gaji Bokkeum (Stir-fried Eggplants)

stir-fried eggplants

(updated August 2014)

 

While summer eggplants are still abundant, I wanted to share this very easy but flavorful side dish. Thanks to my container garden, I’ve been enjoying this dish quite a bit this summer.

Previously I posted another one of my favorite eggplant recipes called gaji namul, which is a steamed eggplant side dish.

Here, the eggplants are stir fried with simple seasonings, and the gochujang (Korean red pepper paste) adds a nice kick to the tender eggplants.

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Gaji Bokkeum (Stir-fried eggplants)

Eggplants are stir fried with simple seasonings! Gochujang (Korean red pepper paste) adds a nice kick to the tender eggplants.
Servings: 4
Author: Hyosun

Ingredients

  • 2 medium size Asian eggplants slender and firm
  • 3 - 4 green chili peppers or 1/2 green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon Korean red chili pepper paste gochujang
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine or mirin
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • pinch pepper

Instructions

  • Cut the eggplants lengthwise in halves. Then cut crosswise into about 1/2-inch thick chunks. Cut the pepper into about 1-inch long pieces.
    Spicy stir-fried eggplant side dish
  • Heat a pan with the oil over medium high heat. Stir fry the eggplants quickly, about a minute or until the outside starts to soften.
    Spicy stir-fried eggplant side dish
  • Add all the remaining ingredients.
    Spicy stir-fried eggplant side dish
  • Continue to stir-fry until the eggplants are well coated with the seasonings and the pepper is slightly wilted.
    Spicy stir-fried eggplant side dish
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