It takes around fifteen minutes to prepare this easy recipe. Having a delicious taste and extraordinary appearance, this recipe can be used when time is short or something light and mouth-watering is required. It serves two to three people and can be presented to guests to make a statement of original Japanese delight.
Course Main Course
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
Total Time 15minutes
Author Joost Nusselder
6regular sizedJapanese eggplantsweighing around 700 grams
½cupmiso pasteSoybean paste
2tbspolive or vegetable oil
salt and pepperto taste
Preheat the oven at 230°Celsius (450°Fahrenheit) which will take about 20 minutes.
Vertically slice the eggplants and place them on a tray with butter parchment paper in between. Make a few knife carvings on the inside to add a cubicle design pattern (like in Diana's video).
Brush olive or vegetable oil on the sliced side and add salt and pepper according to taste.
Bake it for about twenty minutes or until the center gets soft and creamy and the outer peel turns dark.
In the meantime, make a mixture of Miso paste, ginger, sesame oil, mirin, sugar, and sake.
Spread this miso mixture on the eggplants in a way that the sliced flesh part is filled with the paste.
Broil it on the grill of the oven for another five minutes.
Garnish it with sesame seeds, salt and, pepper and serve right away.
That's it! Easy!
Flip the eggplants in between for thorough baking, this dish is best when served hot.