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.

Recipe by Cooking Light March 2001

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

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Directions

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  • Prepare grill or broiler.

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  • 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.

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

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

88 calories; calories from fat 4%; fat 0.4g; saturated fat 0.1g; poly fat 0.2g; protein 2.6g; carbohydrates 19.3g; fiber 2.7g; iron 2.4mg; sodium 375mg; calcium 75mg.
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