Eggplant-Shallot Stew

Eggplant-Shallot Stew

Makes: 6 servings, generous 1/2 cup each
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This simple combination of coarsely mashed eggplant and shallots makes a quick vegetarian side dish or main dish.

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 1 dried red chile, such as Thai, cayenne or chile de arbol
  • 1 teaspoon tamarind concentrate, or juice of 1 large lime
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon black or yellow mustard seed
  • 1 1/2 pounds eggplant, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (6 cups)
  • 1 cup thinly sliced shallots, (about 3 large)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro

Preparation

  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; add coriander seeds and chile; toast until the coriander turns reddish brown and the chile is slightly blackened, about 30 seconds. With a slotted spoon, transfer spices to a plate to cool. Grind in spice grinder or mortar and pestle until the mixture is the texture of coarsely ground black pepper.
  2. Dissolve tamarind concentrate (or lime juice) in water. Reheat the oil over medium-high heat; add mustard seeds. When the seeds begin to pop, cover the pan. As soon as the popping stops, add eggplant and shallots; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the tamarind (or lime juice) mixture, salt and the ground spices; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until the eggplant is fork-tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Coarsely mash the stew with a potato masher. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 6
  • Amount Per serving
  • Calories 67
  • % Daily values *
  • 5% Total Fat 3g
    • 0% Saturated Fat 0g
    • Trans Fat 0g
    • Monounsaturated Fat 2g
  • 0% Cholesterol 0mg
  • 8% Potassium 297mg
  • 8% Sodium 200mg
  • 3% Total Carbohydrate 10g
    • 12% Dietary Fiber 3g
    • Sugars 3g
  • 4% Protein 2g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrients Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2400mg 2400mg
Total Carbohydrate Equals 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Equals 25g 30g

Recipe by EatingWell.com

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