How to make: Japanese Grilled Eggplant
Recipe type: Main Dish, Vegetables
Cuisine: Japanese
Serves: 2 – 3

Konnichiwa minasan, Here’s a Japanese Recipe called Grilled Eggplant or in Japanese Yaki Nasu. This is a great side dish to go with any Main course dish. Simple and easy to make, you can also make this dish as a main if you want to eat something simple on those long working days in the summer. Well, let’s get into the kitchen and get the ingredients we need to make our Grilled Eggplant.
  • 4 eggplants
  • 1 knob fresh ginger
  • 2 leaves green perilla
  • 3 tbsp dashi stock
  • 1½ tbsp soy sauce
  • small quantity of dried bonito flakes

  1. Apply the blade edge of a knife at the boundary between the stem and calyx, and chop off the stem make a 1cm long vertical shallow incision on the skin.
  2. Heat a cooking grill, and put the eggplants, on it by side. Grill the surface completely by occasionally rolling on the grill. When the skin is crispy and inside soft, remove from the heat , and peel while soaking in chilled water with ice.
  3. Peel the ginger, and grate mix the dashi stock and soy sauce.
  4. Cut the eggplants into bite-size pieces, and arrange in a bowl or plate. Garnish with green perilla leaves, dried bonito flakes, and grated ginger.

There you have it. Hope you enjoy this, until next time let’s cook together. 次回は一緒に作りましょう~^^/~~
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