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Miso Roasted Eggplant Steaks

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Miso Roasted Eggplant Steaks marinated in a blend of miso paste, light soy sauce, brown rice syrup, rice wine vinegar, and sesame seeds offer an array of health benefits. The primary ingredient, eggplant, is a low-calorie vegetable rich in antioxidants, particularly nasunin found in its skin, which helps protect cells from damage. Additionally, eggplants contain fibre, aiding in digestion and promoting a healthy gut.

The miso paste, a fermented soybean product, not only adds depth to the flavour profile but also introduces probiotics, beneficial for gut health and overall immune function. Soy sauce, although used in moderation, contributes to the umami taste while providing essential amino acids. Brown rice syrup, a natural sweetener, has a lower glycemic index compared to refined sugars, reducing the risk of blood sugar spikes.

Moreover, the inclusion of rice wine vinegar offers acetic acid, which may help with digestion and blood sugar regulation. Sesame seeds, rich in healthy fats and minerals like copper and manganese, provide a nutrient boost and potentially support heart health. Together, these ingredients in the marinade create a dish that not only tantalizes the taste buds but also offers a range of healthful elements, promoting overall well-being when enjoyed as part of a balanced diet.

Miso Roasted Eggplant Steaks

Catherine BarclayCatherine Barclay
Miso Roasted Eggplant Steaks: These savoury eggplant slices are roasted to tender perfection, bursting with delicious flavour from miso seasoning. Pair them with green vegetables and creamy mashed potatoes for a delightful and satisfying meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lrg eggplants

Miso Marinade

  • 2 tbsp miso paste
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tsp brown rice syrup
  • 1 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F)
  • Combine all ingredients except the eggplant into a small bowl and set aside.
  • Line a large baking tray, set aside.
  • Divide the eggplant lengthways in half. Using a sharp knife. Score, part way through. Firstly down the middle of the eggplant, then around the outside of the inner flesh, then across ways down the flesh.
  • In a preheated frying pan, dry fry the downside of the eggplant for four minutes, then flip and dry fry again for another four minutes. This shrinks the internal flesh, allowing the miso marinade into the eggplant.
  • Place the steaks onto the lined tray with the flesh facing up. Using a basting brush, marinade the eggplants with half the marinade.
  • Bake in the oven for 10 mins, then baste with the last of the marinade, continue baking for 10 mins.
  • Serve hot with mashed potatoes and green vegetables.
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Catherine Barclay
Catherine Barclay
Normally you might find me behind the coding of our sites but over the years I have become much more concerned about what has been happening in the kitchen as well - families do that for all of us don't they? Background experience is in Account Management and Web Development but as my passion has grown for WFPB so has my desire to speak out.
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