Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon
Serves 4

Time: 20 minutes. Serve this as a side dish, or try it with rice for a light vegetarian meal.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat broiler with a rack 4 in. from heat source. Heat oil in an ovenproof frying pan over high heat. Add eggplant, flesh side down, and cook until flesh starts to brown and soften, about 4 minutes.

Step 2

In a small bowl, combine miso, sugar, sake, and chile flakes. Turn eggplant flesh side up and brush mixture over it. Broil eggplant in pan until glaze starts to brown, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro and sesame seeds.

Step 3

*Look for miso, a fermented soybean paste, in the refrigerator aisle of your produce section.

Step 4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ratings & Reviews

mary12345's Review

November 08, 2010
I loved this recipe. I would definitely make it again, and I think I'll try the miso glaze on pork or beef as well. Yummy!

sugarmomma's Review

July 16, 2010
Husband has never liked eggplant. every year we try to find a way to use the ones that come in our CSA box. He actually liked this! Didn't say, "yeah it's not so bad this way"...actually said he liked it! I loved it and am wondering what else I can use that baste on? served it with Szechuan green beans with ground pork. Very light and fresh dinner!

piacere's Review

November 03, 2009
Simple to make and absolutely delicious to eat. Not many recipes make it to the "keeper" file with so many to try. But this is a definite "keeper".

dianayaya's Review

August 25, 2009
Fast, easy and delicious. I wouldn't change a thing, and will make it over and over again. We ate it over rice. It could be an hors d'oeuvre. It was our main dish.