Warm Eggplant Salad With Sesame and Shallots

poniedziałek, 10 lutego 2014

Warm Eggplant Salad With Sesame and Shallots

Time: 20 mins


  • 1 lb eggplant
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar, superfine (castor)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sake or 1 tablespoon very dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, coarsely ground
  • 2 tablespoons sesame paste or 2 tablespoons no-sugar-added peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup shallot (thinly sliced)
  • 5 shiso leaves, cut into strips or 5 fresh mint leaves or 5 basil leaves, cut into strips


  • 1 Cut off stems of eggplant and cut in half lengthwise. Soak in cold water 5 minutes, drain and pat dry. Arrange on a microwave-safe plate, cover with plastic wrap and cook until softened and tender (3-6 minutes). Let stand a few minutes to finish cooking. Or steam eggplant 5-7 minutes or until limp and tender.
  • 2 In a bowl combine sugar, soy sauce, sake (or sherry), vinegar, sesame seeds and sesame paste (or peanut butter).
  • 3 Cut (skinned if desired) eggplant into strips about 1/2 inch wide and 3 inches long. A handful at a time, wrap strips in paper towels and squeeze to get rid of extra water. Mound on serving plate.
  • 4 Drizzle sauce over eggplant, and scatter myoga (or shallots) and shiso (or herbs) on top. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  • 5 For Vegan if using Sake make sure the Sake is Vegan friendly.

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