Honey Miso Eggplant

Miso Glazed Eggplant 

First of all I feel very passionately about all vegetables so it's no surprise I love eggplant and it's great diversity. (many more eggplant recipes to come). 

I happened upon this dish at my favorite Japanese restaurant in Denver Izakaya Den. From tasting it I had to find out how to make it and it turns out it's very easy to make with only 5 ingredients. This is my take on honey miso eggplant: 

Didn't end up using the toasted sesame oil, 3 simple ingredients +eggplant and sesame seeds 

The key ingredient here is the Mirin rice wine. I found it in the asian section of the grocery store. This recipe is a great side for 2, depending how big your eggplant is could be a dinner for 2 with some rice. 

  1. Peel eggplant and cut into bite sized cubes. 
  2. Heat a pan over medium heat with your ghee or cooking oil. 
  3. Saute the eggplant for 10 minutes until softened, add the pinch of salt. 
  4. In a medium bowl combine miso, honey, and mirin. Stir until combined. 
  5. Pour the cooked eggplant into the bowl of miso glaze and stir to coat
  6. Once eggplant is covered with glaze lower the heat to medium low on your pan and add the glazed eggplant. 
  7. Cook for 5-10 more minutes
  8. Add the eggplant to serving dish and sprinkle with sesame seeds and hemp seeds

Run don't walk... to make this Miso Glazed Eggplant recipe!!