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Miso Glazed Eggplants

Eggplant roasted with a subtle shiro miso, mellowed garlic, and refreshing ginger marinade which transforms into a sweet, umami, and salty glaze in the oven. The rich drippings are so glorious this dish feels like a NFT you can eat. 

an eggplant cut lengthwise in half, scored with a knife, glazed with a miso butter sauce, and roasted in the oven

an eggplant cut lengthwise in half, scored with a knife, glazed with a miso butter sauce, and roasted in the oven

Miso Glazed Eggplants

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp ginger, peeled, grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • 2 tbsp shiro miso
  • 2 tbsp miso compound butter
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp sake or mirin
  • 1 tbsp graffiti eggplant
  • 1 tbsp citrus ponzu, for glazing
  • 1 tbsp white sesame seeds, toasted

Instructions
 

  • Butter | Set the oven to 450F. Add miso, garlic, ginger, and softened butter into a bowl and mix. Set aside ~ if you are doubling this recipe, scoop excess onto a sheet of saran wrap leaving 3 tbsp of compound butter to use later, fold, then twirl in the air holding both ends.
  • Glaze | Add salt, sugar, sesame oil, mirin, and compound butter into a small ramekin and mix.
  • Prep | Cut the eggplant in half into two equal portions. Score the inside with hashmarks without breaking through the purple skin. Generously brush on half of the compound butter onto the inner surface of each eggplant. Bake for 15-20 mins until fully cooked flat side down. Then set the oven to broil. Flip the eggplants flat side up and broil until the top looks charred and golden brown, 3 mins.
  • Assemble | Glaze with ponzu and a second coat of compound butter immediately out of the oven. Lightly sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds. Save the glorious drippings to use as a dip. Enjoy alone or eat with steamed rice!

Notes

To fully cook the eggplant, the eggplants need to be roasted face down first for baking, enabling steaming then flipped back up for broiling.

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