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Miso Dengaku (miso glazed eggplant)

Miso dengaku is a classic Japanese side dish consisting of eggplants baked with a sweet miso glaze.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: eggplant, glazed, miso, vegan
Servings: 4


  • 2 large eggplants
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sake
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 2 tablespoons demerara sugar
  • 4 tablespoons red miso
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • sesame seeds spring onion and fresh chilli to serve


  • Preheat oven to 200┬░slice the eggplants in half and diagonally score the flesh, brush the cut half with olive oil and sprinkle over a little salt and pepper. Lay cut side down on a greased baking tray and bake for 20 minutes.
  • While the eggplant bakes, combine the miso, mirin, sake and sugar in a small saucepan and heat over medium stirring constantly until thoroughly mixed. Set aside.
  • Remove eggplant from the oven, flip and brush the cut side with the glaze then return to the oven and bake a further 10 minutes. Remove from the oven, brush over another layer of glaze and bake for a further 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, brush over a final layer of glaze and allow to cool slightly before serving.