I love eggplants; the taste; the ease of which to cook them; and most importantly the many different ways of creating dishes that make this ingredient a standout. Its versatility really is an understatement.
Dengaku Nasu is one of my favourite Japanese dishes … translated it is simply, grilled miso eggplant. It’s a typical dish you would find on any Japanese menu however, it’s origins stem from the Izakaya or tapas bar. The caramelized texture and combination of sweet, salty and smoky flavours will have your taste-buds dancing the Tarantella. Once you get past the miso glaze, underneath you will discover a creamy, sweet and nutty delight.
Dengaku Nasu or Grilled Miso Eggplant.
You can also use this style of cooking to create dishes with other vegetables, meats, tofu and seafood. Grilled Miso Salmon is another perfect example of cooking with Miso.