Eggplants seem to be everywhere lately, and I love how a simple glaze can transform the humble eggplant into Nasu Dengaku. The miso glaze is dead easy.
Just combine:

1 tbsp mirin
2 tbsp shiro miso (white miso)
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp sesame oil
1-2 tbsp water, to thin it out

I grilled my eggplants in the oven, set to 200C, but you can also do it on the stove. I first sliced my eggplant into thick pieces and lightly salted them. When beads of moisture appeared, I patted dry with a paper towel, then sprayed them with oil and popped them under the grill. When they’re a light brown, I just brushed them with the glaze and put them back under to finish off.

So simple, and tasty. I have it on rice as a light lunch, but you can definitely also have it as part of a larger meal.

What’s your favourite eggplant recipe?


  1. Missy Piggy June 4, 2013 at 1:26 am

    I love eggplant. I had 4 grow on my balcony this year – I made them into slow cooked stews, but I also like this sort of thing. Seems really simple.

  2. June 5, 2013 at 1:12 am

    Hey, great simple recipe! My aunties make a stew with eggplant and beef that they simply called “onasu”, not sophisticated at all but comforting for me.

  3. Shanshan Lam June 9, 2013 at 11:04 am

    such an easy recipe for a delish dish! miso glazed eggplants for the win!


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