This garlicky eggplant salad was a favorite recipe of Cindy Wu's mother. Asian eggplants are long and thin; use either the deep purple Japanese variety or the sweeter, amethyst-colored Chinese eggplant. You can make the salad up to 4 hours ahead; cover and chill. Serve as an appetizer, with toasted baguette slices or sesame crackers.

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Yield:
Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

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  • Place eggplants in a 12- by 15-inch baking pan; pierce each several times with a sharp knife. Bake in a 400° regular or convection oven until very soft when pressed, 40 to 50 minutes. Let stand until cool enough to handle, about 15 minutes. Cut off and discard stems; slice eggplants in half lengthwise. With a fork or your fingers, remove flesh in long shreds. Discard peels.

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  • Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix sesame oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and garlic. Add eggplant and mix gently to coat. Cover and chill at least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours.

  • Sprinkle eggplant salad with green onions just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

113 calories; calories from fat 56%; protein 2.5g; fat 7g; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 12g; fiber 2.6g; sodium 522mg.
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