Dine With Us - Miso Aubergine

As part of our Dine With Us series London based food writer Mizue Kanazawa
shares with us a delicious recipe combining simple Japanese ingredients with
the best in seasonal produce.

Serve as an accompaniment or double up and enjoy with crusty bread for a
comforting main course.


Miso Aubergine


Serves 4:

2 large aubergines

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

For the miso sauce:

2 tablespoons miso

2 tablespoons light brown sugar

1 tablespoon sake

1 tablespoon mirin

To serve:

Chopped chives

Roasted sesame seeds



 Preheat the oven to 240℃ / 220℃ fan / gas mark 9.

  1. To make the miso sauce, put the miso, sugar, sake and mirin in a small bowl.
  2. Microwave for 30 seconds and then mix together.
  3. Halve the aubergine vertically and score the soft flesh side.
  4. Soak the aubergines in water for 5 minutes then drain and remove any excess moisture with a kitchen towel.
  5. Place the aubergines skin side down on an oven tray and brush on the oil.
  6. Bake for about 20 minutes in a preheated oven.
  7. Add the miso sauce and bake for another 5 minutes in the oven.
  8. Sprinkle the chives or roasted sesame seeds on top and enjoy!


Visit Mizue Kanazawa YouTube channel for more simple Japanese recipes:




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