Vegan | Gluten-Free | Low-FODMAP | OMS-Friendly

Glazed grilled eggplant

This dish is an adjunct to a meal, or if you were super keen, a snack. It is sweet, can be a bit crunchy, and is reasonably easy to make.

Time to make
Fast Р90 minutes
Slow Р120 minutes

Tools
Oven, paper towels, bowl, baking dish or tray that fits all the eggplant

Storage
Keeps in fridge for up to two days

Use for
Dinner, lunch, fancy snack

Ingredients

  • 6 thin eggplants lengthways halved / 3 large eggplant (aubergine) sliced lengthways into four

Miso Glaze

  • 2 parts miso (start with a teaspoon as 1 part)
  • 1 part sugar or honey
  • 1 part grated ginger
  • 1.5 parts light soy sauce
  • 3 parts water

Garnish

  • Olive oil
  • 3 spring onions (green ends only)
  • 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds

Method

Preparation

First, cut your eggplant and lay the first layer on a plate and sprinkle with salt. Cover with a paper towel, and add another layer. Repeat. Allow to sit for 30 minutes so the salt can absorb some of the water in the eggplant (to avoid it going soggy).

Turn on the oven to 200 C / 390 F.

After 30 minutes, remove the paper towels from the eggplant, and brush off the salt. Don’t leave it for too much longer than this, or you’ll end up with dry eggplant. The water balance is key.

Glaze

Mix all the ingredients for the glaze together.

Lay the eggplant in a single layer on a baking dish layered with baking paper (to avoid sticking) and brush glaze generously on top.

Put into the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the eggplant is slightly browned and has collapsed on itself a bit.

To Serve

Sprinkle some olive oil, the sesame seeds, and the sliced green ends of a few spring onions.