By Victoria Alexander and Genevieve Harris
It is very important before beginning this recipe to read the section on tea smoking to make sure that you understand the process and have the right equipment. This recipe needs to be prepared over 2 days.
REFERRING TO the recipe for tea smoking, mix together the sugars and the tea, and mix in the Chinese five-spice powder. Set aside.
SLICE THE EGGPLANTS in half lengthwise. With a knife, lightly score the eggplant flesh to give a criss-cross pattern. Do not cut all the way through. Place the egg-plants on a wire rack, skin-side down, ready for tea smoking.