Notes: For convenience at home, Rick Yoder of Wild Ginger in Seattle cooks this stew ahead and reheats individual servings in Chinese clay pots.

Recipe by Sunset May 1998


Recipe Summary

Makes about 4 servings


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Cut meat into 3/4-inch chunks.

  • Trim and discard eggplant stems. Cut eggplant into 3/4-inch chunks.

  • Stem and seed bell pepper. Cut into 3/4-inch chunks.

  • Peel onion and cut into 3/4-inch chunks.

  • Place a 5- to 6-quart pan over high heat. Add 2 teaspoons oil and swirl to coat pan. Add pork and garlic; stir occasionally until lightly browned, 10 to 15 minutes. Pour from pan into a bowl.

  • To pan, add 1 teaspoon oil, onion, carrots, and mushrooms; stir-fry over high heat until onion begins to brown, about 10 minutes.

  • Add hoisin sauce, wine, broth, and pork. Stir until boiling to release browned bits in pan. Cover and simmer over low heat 10 minutes; stir often.

  • Add eggplant and bell pepper to pan. Mix, cover, and simmer over low heat until pork is very tender when pierced, 30 to 40 minutes longer; stir occasionally.

  • Add sesame oil and soy sauce to taste. Garnish portions with green onions.

Nutrition Facts

332 calories; calories from fat 38%; protein 26g; fat 14g; saturated fat 4g; carbohydrates 24g; fiber 4.6g; sodium 306mg; cholesterol 77mg.