8 servings (serving size: 1 cup vegetables and 1 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

Mirin is a low-alcohol sweet wine common in Japanese cuisine. It's available in Asian food markets and can often be found in the gourmet sections of some supermarkets.

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare grill or broiler.

Step 2

Place the leeks, eggplants, fennel, and garlic in a grill basket on a grill rack or on a broiler pan; cook 10 minutes or until tender, turning frequently. Remove the leeks, eggplant, and fennel from the heat, and cook the garlic for an additional 5 minutes.

Step 3

Combine mirin and water in a small saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 3 minutes.

Step 4

Squeeze garlic cloves to extract pulp; place pulp in a blender. Add the mirin mixture and miso; process until smooth. Pour the sauce over the vegetables, and toss well to coat.

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