Thursday, January 3, 2013

Japanese Sauteed Eggplant

Braised Daikon/radish was the first Japanese recipe on my blog. Quite a simple dish don't you agree?? Hope some of your tried the dish. Otherwise such a waste for you wouldn't know that such simple dishes can be incredibly delicious. While I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you will try, here's another Japanese dish. Also picked up from Dosanko cooking show. The recipe couldn't be replicated exactly for I didn't know where to get the red miso paste and green miso paste. Suppose good too. Eventually back to square one for using the ingredients available at home. This dish is loveable - spicy-sweet-salty and a nice crunch of the sesame seeds. 

1 small yellow capsicum - remove seeds and sliced into medium size pieces
2 medium size eggplant - peel 4 lengthwise strips of skin from eggplant in alternating
strips and discard. Next slice eggplant into round pieces.
4 tbsp oil
1-2 tbsp roasted white sesame seeds
Spring onion for garnishing

For the sauce
1-2 tbsp chilli sauce
1 tbsp Japanese soya sauce
Sugar for taste
1-2 red chillies - thinly sliced
Salt for taste (taste first before adding) 
Place eggplant and capsicum in a bowl of cold water for 10 minutes.
Drain and pat dry.
Heat oil and when heated, add eggplant and capsicum.  
Stir fry for 5 minute while adding some water to soften the veggies. 
(Note: will take a while to soften unless you stir fry over high heat)
Add chilli sauce, chillies, soya sauce, sugar and salt. 
Stir fry for 1 minute.
Off heat and sprinkle sesame seeds.
Garnish with spring onions before serving.
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  1. very nice dish.
    yes you must plan to go Japan..maybe go there during cherry blossom..
    I been to japan few times but always miss cherry blossom.. sigh

  2. This is an extremely intriguing dish - Love it :-)

  3. Delicious, japense eggplant, I have a weakness towards japanese food.

  4. hi nava, i like eggplants very much from curry to towchu and simple grill - but have not tried this style with sesame seeds and sauce.
    another great way for eggplants. have a great week

  5. i took a japanese religion course when i was in undergrad and i remember seeing all these beautiful pictures of temples and sceneries and food. ever since, i have wanted to visit japan but hopefully some day soon :)

    this looks like a very tasty dish and it's a nice way to add eggplants into our recipes!

  6. Ooooh great idea for aubergine! Never tried it like this before.

  7. This is interesting, never come across this, must try it because I love using eggplants differently. Happy New Year!


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