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Grilled Eggplant | Yaki Nasu

Course Appetizer, Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword eggplant, glaze, grilled, Japanese, lycooking, lyukum cooking lab, recipe, sauce, spiced, vegetables
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 portions

Ingredients

  • 4 each eggplants Asian, long
  • 1/2 cup okonomi sauce
  • 4 tbsp furikake assorted, with nori and toasted sesame seeds, with katsuo shavings, etc.
  • 2 tsp kosher salt adjust to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat grill on high. Wash and prepare eggplants for grilling: make 5-6 scores and a hole in the center for steam to escape during the grilling.
    Japanese Eggplants
  • Grill on high heat until completely soft and with charred skin. Let them cool down to room temperature, cut off the stem, and peel.
    Charred Japanese Eggplants
  • Slice peeled eggplant across to 1" long portions and serve them vertically with some okonomi sauce and sprinkled with salt and furikake of your choice.
    Grilled Japanese Eggplants
  • Slice peeled eggplant to make 4-6 long strips and make little "nests" with them. Serve with some okonomi sauce and sprinkled with furikake of your choice.
    Grilled Japanese Eggplants