Healthy Japanese-style aubergines – this is really easy and has loads of flavour! Great when you feel like a veggie night.
Miso aubergines – to serve 2
- 2 small aubergines, halved lengthways
- olive oil
- 2 tbsp miso paste
- 2 tbsp mirin
- a large pinch of caster sugar
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- 4 scallions, shredded to serve
- rocket to serve
Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180c/gas 6. Score a criss-cross pattern into each aubergine half. Brush with 1tsp oil and season. Put on a non-stick tray and bake for 20 minutes (or a bit longer if they are not completely soft).
Mix the miso, mirin, sugar and lemon juice together to make a paste. Spread over the aubergine halves and sprinkle with the sesame seeds. Put under a hot grill for a few minutes until golden. Serve with the scallions and rocket.
Beer Suggestion: Miso is a strong flavour so you need something robust and yeasty. Try a richer style beer, such as Bombardier, or Kirin for a cleaner, lager style.
(Original recipe from BBC Good Food)