Japanese Style Eggplant Skewers
A variation on the Grilled Miso Eggplant
these can be found on any Izakaya menu. The eggplant, miso and rice malt syrup combine to frame the basic taste elements; umami (savoury), salty, sweet, and mild hints of bitterness. Is there any wonder vegetarians and meat lovers alike find these eggplant skewers so delicious and moreish.
can be found on any Izakaya menu with vegetarians and meat lovers finding these skewers delicious and moreish.
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Makes: 4 Skewers or 1 Tapas serving
1 Small Eggplant
2 Tablespoons Mirin
2 Tablespoons Sake
2 Tablespoons Rice Malt Syrup
4 Tablespoons Red Miso Paste
Sesame Seeds and steamed Spinach or Silverbeet to Garnish
Combine the mirin, sake, rice malt syrup and red miso paste to make the eggplant glaze.
Thread the eggplant quarters onto soaked wooden skewers and brush with extra virgin olive oil.
BBQ or grill the Eggplant Skewers prior to basting with the miso glaze then continue to cook until the glaze has caramelised and the eggplant is tender.
These make a great accompaniment to other Japanese tapa dishes such as Misoyaki BBQ Chicken
and BBQ Mushroom Skewers
I used Spiral Foods Mirin, it’s readily available at any Asian Supermarket or Health Food Store.
I used Hikari Miso paste, as their products are gluten free. Their products are readily available from any Asian Supermarket or local supermarkets Coles and Woolworths.
Serve the Eggplant Skewers on a bed of steamed spinach and garnish with a sprinkling of sesame seeds.
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