Soy and Sesame Grilled Eggplant

These soy and sesame glazed grilled eggplant are a great weeknight meal when served with warm brown rice. Slideshow:  Eggplant Recipes 

Soy and Sesame Grilled Eggplant
Photo: © Todd Porter & Diane Cu
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 pound Japanese eggplant

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil, plus extra for brushing

  • 1-inch knob fresh ginger, grated

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon sesame seed oil sauce

  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar

  • Toasted sesame seeds, for garnish

  • Chopped cilantro, for garnish


  1. Cut the eggplant in half lengthwise, then cut into 3-inch long pieces.

  2. In a large bowl mix together the vegetable oil, ginger, soy sauce, sesame seed oil and rice vinegar.

  3. Toss the eggplant in the marinade. Heat the grill, and when hot, brush the grill with oil. Place the eggplant directly on the grill, grilling both sides for 3-5 minutes each.

  4. After grilling brush the eggplant with additional marinade or soy sauce. Garnish with sesame seeds and cilantro.

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