Miso Barbecue Eggplant

Miso Barbecue Eggplant
Miso Barbecue Eggplant. Ian O'Leary/Getty Images
  • 28 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 18 mins
  • Yield: Serves 8
Ratings (5)

This Japanese-style grilled eggplant is absolutely delicious. The miso paste gives this eggplant a slightly tart, but sweet flavor that is absolutely fantastic. Serve as an appetizer or main dish.

What You'll Need

  • 6 small Japanese eggplants
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) white miso
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) sake
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) sugar
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) sweet rice wine
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL toasted sesame seeds

How to Make It

  1. Preheat grill for high heat.
  2. Combine miso, sake, red wine, sugar and mayonnaise in a small mixing bowl. Set aside.
  3. Slice eggplants in half lengthwise. Make shallow slits on both sides of the cut eggplant. Brush with sesame oil.
  4. Place eggplant flesh side down on and oiled grill grate. Grill for 4 minutes, or until browned. Turn eggplant and brush a generous amount of miso sauce mixture over flesh side. Grill for another 12-14 minutes over a medium-low heat. Eggplant should be softly yielding when fully cooked.
  1. Remove from grill and top with sesame seeds.