Have you ever tried steaming eggplant? Eggplant lovers may cry foul at the thought of not roasting them, or not making them almost caramelized on the surface, and it's true, you will not get that result by steaming an eggplant. But what you do get is juicy and tender eggplant flesh, so sweet and naturally good, this may become your new favorite eggplant preparation.
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A common Chinese cold dish. The idea is to scoop out the flesh after steaming and toss it in oil, vinegar, and whatever other seasonings you have on hand.