10 Minute Miso Glazed Eggplant

Looking for a simple yet tasty eggplant recipe? This Miso Glazed Eggplant is perfect for you! Enjoy the earthy eggplant complemented by the rich umami of miso paste. Give this easy recipe a try!

miso glazed eggplant served on a plate.

If you are a fan of both eggplant and Japanese miso paste, this combination is an absolute must-try!

This recipe is really quick and easy, taking just 10 minutes to make. You’ll sauté the eggplant, make a tasty miso sauce, and then combine them for a flavorful side dish!

    This recipe is for you if:
  • You love eggplant.
  • You are looking for a Japanese eggplant recipe.
  • You want to make miso glazed eggplant.

If you want to check the recipe immediately, please visit the link below. Let’s get started!

About This Recipe

  • Easy and quick eggplant recipe
  • It only takes 10 minutes to prepare
  • Savory side dish infused with miso paste
  • Best Summer vegetable recipe

📋 Ingredients

Here are the ingredients (amounts are in the recipe card below).

Ingredients for miso glazed eggplant
  • Eggplants – Use Japanese eggplants in this recipe. See below.
  • Oil for cooking eggplant
  • Sesame seeds for topping
  • Miso sauce – Soy sauce, mirin, sugar, and miso paste.

Japanese Eggplants

Two eggplants.

Japanese eggplants, called Nasu in Japanese, are slim and long, unlike regular globe eggplants. They are shorter than Chinese eggplants but have a dark purple color, almost black.

Their thin skin makes them perfect for quick cooking methods like stir-frying, deep-frying, and sautéing. This allows them to absorb flavors easily and stay tender.

You can usually find Japanese eggplants at Japanese grocery stores or Asian grocery stores. However, if they are unavailable, Chinese eggplant is the best substitute.

Selecting the Perfect Eggplant

Here are a few tips for selecting a fresh eggplant at the grocery store:

  • Look for a dark purple color with a glossy sheen.
  • It should feel firm and heavy when you hold it.
  • Check that the end of the stem appears fresh and vibrant.
  • Notice if sharp thorns are still present on the stem.

Where to Buy Japanese Ingredients

If you live in the US, you can find Japanese ingredients in the list below.

  • Japanese market: Mitsuwa MarketplaceMarukai
  • Asian market
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Health food stores
  • Online stores: Instacart, Walmart, Amazon

🔪Instructions

Let’s go over how to make this simple recipe. Click here to watch the recipe video!

How to make miso glazed eggplant step by step.

1. Remove the stem of the eggplant and cut it into round slices.

How to make miso glazed eggplant step by step.

2. Combine the soy sauce, mirin, sugar, and miso paste in a small bowl to make a miso sauce.

How to make miso glazed eggplant step by step.

3. Heat a frying pan over medium heat and add the oil. Place the eggplant slices in the pan and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until slightly browned.

How to make miso glazed eggplant step by step.

4. Flip them over and cook for a few more minutes. Transfer the eggplant slices to a serving plate.

How to make miso glazed eggplant step by step.

5. Put the blended miso sauce into a small pot, place it over the heat, and gradually bring it to a boil.

How to make miso glazed eggplant step by step.

6. Pour the miso sauce over the cooked eggplant slices and garnish with sesame seeds.

Serve

How to make miso glazed eggplant step by step.

Enjoy this delicious miso-glazed eggplant, perfect for the summer season!

Helpful Tips

  • Choose eggplants that are firm and shiny for the best results.
  • Adjust the sweetness and saltiness of the glaze according to your taste preferences.

What To Serve With

Pair the miso glazed eggplant with steamed rice, miso soup, or a light salad for a complete meal.

Other Ways to Cook Japanese Eggplants

eggplant tempura with daikon oroshi and tentsuyu.

Eggplant is a versatile vegetable and well-suited for quick cooking methods such as stir-frying, deep-frying, and sautéing. Here are some delicious eggplant recipes:

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miso glazed eggplant served on a plate.

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10 Minute Miso Glazed Eggplant

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Prep: 5 minutes
Resting Time: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Juri Austin
Looking for a simple yet tasty eggplant recipe? This Miso Glazed Eggplant is perfect for you! Enjoy the earthy eggplant complemented by the rich umami of miso paste. Give this easy recipe a try!

Ingredients

  • 1 Eggplant, medium size, 300g
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • pinch Sesame seeds

Miso Sauce

  • 1/2 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Mirin
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Miso Paste

Instructions

  • Cut eggplant: Remove the stem of the eggplant and cut it into round slices.
  • Miso sauce: Combine the soy sauce, mirin, sugar, and miso paste in a small bowl.
  • Cook eggplant: Heat a frying pan over medium heat and add the oil. Place the eggplant slices in the pan and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until slightly browned.
  • Cook the other side: Flip them over and cook for a few more minutes. Transfer the eggplant slices to a serving plate.
  • Warm the sauce: Put the blended miso sauce into a small pot, place it over the heat, and gradually bring it to a boil.
  • Serve: Pour the miso sauce over the cooked eggplant slices and sprinkle sesame seeds.

Video

Notes

  • Choose eggplants that are firm and shiny for the best results.
  • Adjust the sweetness and saltiness of the glaze according to your taste preferences.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 58kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: pickled eggplant
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