To toast sesame seeds, spread them in a shallow pan, and bake at 350º for 5 minutes. Stir at least once so they'll toast evenly.
1 (1-pound) eggplant, cut diagonally into 1-inch slices
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted
2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
2 cloves garlic, crushed
Vegetable cooking spray
How to Make It
Place eggplant on several layers of paper towels; sprinkle salt over cut sides of eggplant. Let stand 15 minutes; blot dry with paper towels.
Combine rice vinegar and next 5 ingredients; stir well. Brush over eggplant; let stand 10 minutes. Coat grill rack with cooking spray; place on grill over medium-hot coals (350° to 400°). Place eggplant on rack; grill, uncovered, 5 minutes on each side, basting often with remaining sesame seed mixture.
I followed the recipe exactly as written and I couldn't even tell the eggplant had been marinaded. The only flavor from the marinade was a little bit of heat from the crushed red pepper. I drizzled lemon olive oil over the grilled eggplant and it tasted fine -- just no sesame flavor. I think you would need to quadruple the marinade to taste it.
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