Grilled Aubergine Recipe

Grilled Aubergine Recipes

Ingredients :



Ginger Sauce :

70 ml

2 tablespoons

2 tablespoons

2 tablespoons

4-5 cm


Sesame Sauce :

3 tablespoons

3 tablespoons

11/2 tablespoons

1/2 tablespoon

aubergines, stems removed

vegetable oil for frying



soy sauce

mirin or 2 teaspoons sugar


piece fresh root ginger, peeled

fresh mint leaves


white sesame seeds


soy sauce



Method :
  1. To make ginger sauce, put dashi, soy sauce, mirin or sugar and sake in a saucepan and boil for 1 minute.

  2. Remove from heat and set aside.

  3. Grate ginger with a Japanese daikon grater or a cheese grater.

  4. Finely shred mint leaves.

  5. To make sesame sauce, toast sesame seeds in a small dry saucepan, then grind them to a paste in a suribachi (Japanese grinding bowl) or a mortar.

  6. Mix in dashi and soy sauce.

  7. Season with sugar and a pinch salt.

  8. Slice aubergines lengthways into quarters and fry, in batches, in a little oil over high heat for 1-2 minutes on each side.

  9. Place 2 slices on each of 8 small plates.

  10. Arrange grated ginger and mint slices on top of 4 of the plates and add ginger sauce.

  11. Pour sesame sauce over aubergine slices on the other 4 plates.

  12. Serve one of each type to each person.

Serves 4

This dish is also excellent cooked on a barbecue.

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