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Broiled Eggplant

with Miso Sauce
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Broiled Eggplant

Broiled Eggplant - Eggplant with a savory seasoning

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Health Score:
64 / 100
25 min.
ready in 30 min.
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Nutritional values

The lactic acid-fermented paste made from soybeans, salt, and cereals contains essential amino acids and minerals. Depending on the variety, miso also contains 12 to 20 percent protein. In Japan, miso is one of the indispensable seasonings in everyday cooking.

You don't have to be vegetarian to appreciate the spicy eggplants. They taste just as good with fish or poultry as they do with a salad and sticky rice as a meatless meal.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie278 cal.(13 %)
Protein8 g(8 %)
Fat15 g(13 %)
Carbohydrates25 g(17 %)
Sugar added17 g(68 %)
Roughage11 g(37 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E2.3 mg(19 %)
Vitamin B₁0.2 mg(20 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin3.3 mg(28 %)
Vitamin B₆0.3 mg(21 %)
Folate59 μg(20 %)
Pantothenic acid0.7 mg(12 %)
Biotin10.2 μg(23 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.1 μg(3 %)
Vitamin C5.2 mg(5 %)
Potassium579 mg(14 %)
Calcium124 mg(12 %)
Magnesium108 mg(36 %)
Iron2.5 mg(17 %)
Iodine5 μg(3 %)
Zinc1.4 mg(18 %)
Saturated fatty acids1.6 g
Uric acid80 mg
Cholesterol0 mg
Development of this recipe:


2 Tbsps unhulled Sesame seeds
9 Tbsps red Miso paste
2 ozs Raw cane sugar
4 Tbsps Mirin
2 Tbsps Rice vinegar
6 Tbsps Vegetable broth
2 Tbsps light soy sauce
2 large Eggplant
3 Tbsps Canola oil
How healthy are the main ingredients?
Sesame seedssoy sauceEggplant

Kitchen utensils

1 Tablespoon, 1 Small skillet, 1 Small pot, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 large Skillet (with lid), 1 Baking sheet, 1 Slotted spatula, 1 Brush

Preparation steps

Broiled Eggplant preparation step 1

Toast sesame seeds in a dry frying pan until golden brown over medium heat. Remove from heat and let cool.

Broiled Eggplant preparation step 2

Add miso, sugar, mirin, rice vinegar, vegetable broth and soy sauce to a small pot. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring. Remove from heat and set aside.

Broiled Eggplant preparation step 3

Rinse eggplant, wipe dry and cut in half lengthwise. Score cut surfaces crosswise. Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet.

Broiled Eggplant preparation step 4

Working in batches, fry cut surfaces of eggplant halves until golden brown for 3-4 minutes. Turn eggplant halves, cover and cook until soft over medium heat, 3-4 minutes. Then place skin-side down on a baking sheet.

Broiled Eggplant preparation step 5

Brush with the mirin-miso mixture and broil 4-5 minutes under the preheated oven broiler. Before serving, sprinkle with sesame seeds.