Braised Tofu With Eggplant and Shiitakes

I love this spicy, more-or-less traditional Sichuan dish for the contrasts: soft-cooked eggplant and tofu and crisp sautéed shiitakes.

Makes: 4 servings
Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons good-quality vegetable oil

  • 8 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stems removed, sliced

  • Salt and pepper

  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger

  • 1 1/2pounds …

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