Di San Xian

This is a common Chinese meal. Di San Xian means “three things of the earth” meaning potatoes, eggplant and peppers. This is a very tasty meal. The sweetness of the tamarin is important to the dish. If you don’t have a sweet soy sauce, I would add a splash of maple syrup or brown sugar.

Serving Size: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 2-3 large potatoes
  • 1 eggplant, cubed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons sweet tamari sauce
  • vegetable stock if needed
  • oil for frying

Directions:

  1. Wash and cut the potatoes into medium bite sized pieces. If they are organic, you can leave the skin on.
  2. De-seed and cut the bell peppers in similar size.
  3. Cut the eggplant in pieces that are the same size as the potatoes and peppers.
  4. Mince the garlic.
  5. Put 2-3 tablespoon of oil in a large frying pan or wok.
  6. Fry the potatoes golden on each side and soft.
  7. Remove the potatoes from the pan and add the peppers.
  8. Fry the peppers until they begin to soften, then remove from the pan.
  9. Add the eggplant and again fry to golden, you may need to add a bit of vegetable stock.
  10. When the eggplant has softened, add the rest of the vegetables back onto the pan.
  11. Add the sweet soy sauce or tamari and the minced garlic.
  12. Serve hot with the light sauce.