Miso Glazed Aubergine with Spring Onions & Toasted Sesame
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Joanne
Ingredients
  • 2 medium aubergines washed, chopped in half length-ways
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
Glaze
  • 1 TBSP dark miso paste
  • 1 TBSP brown rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp pure Maple syrup or a brown sugar
  • 1 lemon - juiced
Topping
  • 3 Spring (salad) onions washed, chopped
  • 2 TBSP sesame seeds toasted
Instructions
  1. Wash the aubergines then slice them in half, length-ways. Use a knife to score the chopped side of the aubergine halves, one-way and then the other so you achieve a criss-cross pattern. Do not score too deeply otherwise they will fall apart whilst cooking. Brush the tops of the aubergine with the oil - or drizzle it and use your fingers to spread evenly. Place them in a pre-heated oven at 180 degrees C for 25 mins until cooked through and soft.

  2. Whilst the aubergines are roasting, toast the sesame seeds in a pan (without oil) for a few minutes over a medium heat. As soon as you hear the first few seeds start to pop, they are done. They will start to burn shortly after so remove from the heat and set to one-side.

  3. Prepare the Spring onions by washing a finely chopping.

Glaze
  1. Simply add all of the glaze ingredients to a small bowl and mix together with a spoon.

  2. Once the aubergines have cooked, take them out of the oven, brush the tops of the cooked aubergines with the glaze then place them under the grill for around 10 minutes until they start to char and caramelise.

  3. After they have been under the grill, serve with a scattering of chopped spring onions and toasted sesame seeds with optional green salad leaves or rice.