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Grilled Asian Eggplant with Ginger Sauce
© John Kernick

Grilled Asian Eggplant with Ginger Sauce

  • TOTAL TIME: 40 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 8
  • FAST
  • HEALTHY
  • STAFF-FAVORITE
  • VEGETARIAN

Marcia Kiesel likes dressing up tender Asian eggplant with a vibrant fresh-ginger sauce that would also be wonderful with steamed fish or poached chicken.

  1. 1/4 cup water
  2. 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon sugar
  3. 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons finely grated fresh ginger
  4. 1/4 cup unseasoned rice vinegar
  5. 1 teaspoon Asian sesame oil
  6. 1/2 cup vegetable oil, plus more for brushing
  7. Salt
  8. 8 Asian eggplants (2 1/2 pounds), sliced lengthwise, then cut on the diagonal into 2-inch pieces and scored
  9. Purple basil, for garnish (optional)
  1. In a heatproof glass bowl, combine the water and sugar and microwave at high power for 10 seconds, until the sugar is dissolved. Add the grated ginger, vinegar, sesame oil and the 1/2 cup of vegetable oil and season with salt.
  2. Set a large steamer basket in a large saucepan, add 1/2 inch of water and bring to a boil over moderately high heat. Steam the eggplant in batches, cut side down, until just tender, about 4 minutes.
  3. Heat a grill pan. Lightly brush the eggplant all over with vegetable oil. Grill over high heat until grill marks appear, about 30 seconds per side, then transfer to a serving platter. Spoon the ginger sauce over the eggplant. Garnish with the purple basil (if using) and serve at once.
Make Ahead The ginger sauce can be made up to 6 hours ahead and kept at room temperature. Notes One Serving 168 cal, 15 gm fat, 1.6 gm sat fat, 10 gm carb, 4.9 gm fiber.
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