Chewy halloumi and creamy eggplant stir-fried in a hearty umami soy-ginger sauce.
Summer is peak eggplant season, so look for some fresh eggplants, they’ll become creamy-tender with minimal cooking.
This stir-fried eggplant with basil gets a boost from the savory ginger and garlic flavors in the most mouth-watering way combined with halloumi. A dish far beyond words.
And since the stir fry itself is already very flavorful, just serve it with noodles. It would definitely also be delicious with some steamed rice.
Like all stir-fry recipes, you need to be sure you have all ingredients ready in advance, before you start actually stir-frying. It’s certainly worth it, because it comes together in no-time.
Each time an ingredient hits the smoking-hot wok, the scent unfolds in an intense bouquet. You just know it’s going to be good.
Eggplant and halloumi form the base of this dish, but there is quite a lot going on beyond that. You get a bite of tang from the lemon juice, some heat from the cayenne pepper and fresh ginger, basil cool things down, and a touch of oyster sauce gives you just enough sweetness to balance it all out.
- serve with udon noodles, rice noodles or steamed rice
- no halloumi? use tofu
- not a fan of eggplant? try zucchini
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