Over the last few weeks I have been enjoying many eggplant dishes. Given my obsession with Japanese cuisine, I looked for a Japanese eggplant dish. I came across this recipe for eggplant broiled in miso. This dish just could not go wrong; I like miso and I really like broiled eggplant. The miso is salty and the sugar adds a sweetness and this sweet and salty mixture goes really well with the broiled eggplant. Asian eggplants are a longer and thinner dark purple variety of eggplant that I was able to find at the local grocery store.
Nasu Dengaku (Eggplant Broiled in Miso)
- 1 asian eggplant (cut in half lengthwise)
- 1 teaspoon (sesame oil, optional)
- 1 tablespoon miso
- 2 teaspoons sake
- 2 teaspoons mirin
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 green onion (sliced, optional)
- Brush the inside sides of the eggplant sides with the sesame oil.
- Broil the outside of the eggplant sides for about 3 minutes.
- Broil the inside side of the eggplant sides for about 3 minutes or until tender.
- Mix the miso, sake, mirin and sugar.
- Place the miso mixture on the inside side of the eggplant sides and broil until the miso bubbles.
- Garnish with the green onion slices.