Tonight's dinner is a Spicy Eggplant with Ground Beef and Tofu. It's something like a mabo tofu.
Started with sesame oil heated on low heat to infuse the chili pepper, ginger and garlic then added the ground beef. After browning the beef I added the chopped onions and Japanese long eggplant. Stir it up and let it cook for a few minutes then throw some shoyu, mirin, vinegar, sake and water in. Brought it up to a simmer then added the enoki mushrooms in.
After checking the taste, I slightly thicken the sauce with corn starch. When the corn starch became thick I added the tofu in and gently stirred it.
Finally, I served it on a bed of steamed rice and ate it while watching Hell's Kitchen and Master Chef! Hahaha. I knew it was going to be those two as the final two!
Who do you think will be the winner of this season's Hell's Kitchen?
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Rick Nakama (R) GRI SFR SRES