Eggplant is always on my family’s menu whether all six children like it or not. But this IS one of their top favorites when it comes to eggplant.. (They would like me to Note: NOT their absolute favorite, but in the Top 5 Eggplant Recipes) They also love a local Japanese Restaurant but with a table of 8 you can imagine how much that bill is. The eatery serves a Miso Eggplant dish that is sliced in half & grilled with a yummy miso topping.
Also known as shiro miso, white miso can be found in the refrigerated section at Whole Foods or some health food stores …
The miso baste gives this eggplant a slightly tart, but sweet flavor that is absolutely fantastic. The glaze only takes a few minutes to mix up. It’s quick & easy… Lay the slices on a sheet pan, slather on the miso topping and broil to perfection. This would be a great Meatless Monday dish.. A few minutes under the broiler and you have a wonderful meatless meal. This recipe for miso-glazed eggplant includes Asian inspired flavors and is perfect served with added grilled veggies over a bed of rice.
For my TaylorMade version:
Instead of cutting in half, I decided to cut the eggplant into thin slices with a mandolin. You can use a knife to do this if you do not have one.
Instead of grilling, I decided to roast them
- 1/4 cup mirin (sweet rice wine)
- 2 Tbsps rice vinegar
- 3 tablespoons yellow or white miso (soybean paste)
- 2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
- 1 tbsp dark sesame oil
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1 Tbsp lime juice
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 eggplants, sliced 1/2-inch-thick slices (about 1 pound)
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Preheat broiler.
- Combine first 8 ingredients, stirring with a whisk.
- Arrange eggplant slices on a baking sheet coated with olive oil.
- Spread miso mixture evenly over the eggplant slices.
- Broil 8-10 minutes or until topping is golden.
- Arrange eggplant slices on a platter
Use a Mandolin to get perfect slices