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Asian Grilled Eggplant with Soy Sesame Sauce

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Japanese eggplants trimmed, cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil plus more for brushing eggplant
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 scallion minced (reserve a little for garnish)
  • dash of hot pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon gluten-free soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon organic sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • toasted sesame seeds for garnish

Instructions

  1. Brush a little olive oil on both sides of eggplant pieces. Grill until soft and cooked through.
  2. Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a small saucepan. Add garlic, scallion and red pepper flakes, and saute until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Turn off heat and add soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar and sesame oil. Stir well and serve over grilled eggplant.
  3. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and minced scallions.