Eggplant Gratin with Miso Sauce
Recipe type: Main Dish, Vegetables, Sauce
Cuisine: Japanese
Serves: 4

Ohayo minasan, Today’s recipe is called Eggplant Gratin with Miso Sauce. This is a very tasty dish if you like miso taste and eggplant. I love this very much, but due to the bad weather Japan has been having recently our vegetables has been very expensive. So we haven’t been buying many vegetables. Luckily we had some friends that grow their own vegetables and gave us some, a couple days ago. Well, I hope enjoy making and any feedback would be great. Let’s get started with what we need to get going.
  • 1 large eggplant
  • 5 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp grated garlic
  • salt and pepper
  • ¾ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • Miso sauce:
  • 1 pack soft tofu
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp chicken stock, granules
  • 2 tbsp fresh cream
  • 3 tbsp red miso
  • 3 tbsp white miso
  • salt and pepper

  1. ☆To Make Miso sauce:
  2. Drain tofu, wrap in paper towels and place in the strainer for 30min-1hour to remove any excess water.
  3. Combine the flour and corn starch into a heat resistant bowl, and add the milk and mixing cover the container and microwave on medium for 2-3min, and mix thoroughly. Add the butter, granulated chicken stock and cream and mix well again.
  4. While it is hot, add the both miso and mix well.
  5. Combine the break up tofu and the sauce, and seasoning with salt and pepper.
  6. ☆Cooking Directions:
  7. Preheat the oven to 250℃
  8. Cut the eggplant into 2cm thick bite-size pieces and soak in water for 4-5 min to remove any bitterness. Drain and dry.
  9. Heat the oil a frying pan on medium heat. Add the eggplant and brown both side, then, seasoning with the garlic, salt and pepper.
  10. Pour half the miso sauce into a large heat-resistant dish, cover with the cooked eggplant and sprinkle half of the cheese on top, and pour over the remaining sauce and top with the remaining cheese. Put in the oven for about 20minutes and cook until light browned.

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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