Grilled Ginger Miso Eggplant

Featuring Japanese eggplant in an umami-rich soy sauce, ginger and miso sauce, this delicious dish may be prepared on a stove-top grill pan or outdoor barbeque.

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Recipe by Alexandra Caspero, MA, RD

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons miso paste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Kikkoman® Sesame Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Kikkoman® Less Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Kikkoman® Rice Vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons warm water
  • 1 pound Japanese eggplant, sliced ¼ to -½-inch thick on the diagonal
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons sliced scallions (optional)


Directions

Whisk together the miso paste, ginger, sesame oil, soy sauce, vinegar and water. The mixture should be thin enough to be able to brush on eggplant, but not too thin that it doesn’t stick to a basting brush. Set aside.

Heat a large non-stick or cast-iron grill pan over medium high heat. Depending on the non-stick surface, you may need to spray with cooking spray before placing on the eggplant.

Add enough eggplant to form a single layer on the grill, then brush with sesame oil. Add a thin coat of the miso mixture then flip, cooking another 2 to 3 minutes until lightly charred and tender. Add another thin coat of the miso mixture, then flip again, finishing the other side. Remove and place on a platter while you continue with the rest of the eggplant. Garnish with sesame seeds and scallions, if desired, and serve. Serves 4.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: ½ cup

CALORIES 95; TOTAL FAT 5g; SAT. FAT 1g; CHOL. 0mg; SODIUM 658mg; CARB. 9g; FIBER 3g; SUGARS 5g; PROTEIN 3g

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Alexandra Caspero
Alexandra Caspero, MA, RD, CLT, is a registered dietitian and nutrition expert with a passion for health and wellness. Alex is a nationally recognized nutritionist and appears regularly on TV, print and social media. She was most recently featured in Runner's World, Men's Health, Fitness, Shape Magazine & Vogue. As the campus dietitian, director of wellness and adjunct instructor at University of the Pacific, Alex teaches what she preaches. Through innovative programs and services, Alex inspires students to become their healthiest selves. Her blog, DelishKnowledge, focuses on making whole-food eating deliciously simple. Alex also dishes out delicious tips to her thousands of social media followers.


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