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Sesame Japanese Eggplant

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Yield

Serves 3-4

prep

Prep Time

5 minutes

cook

Cook Time

6 minutes

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Total Time

11 minutes

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ingredients

1 pound Japanese eggplant
¼ cup vegetable oil, plus extra for brushing
1-inch knob fresh ginger, grated
1 tablespoon Kikkoman® Soy Sauce
3 scallions, chopped, plus more for garnish
1 teaspoon Kikkoman® Sesame Oil
1 teaspoon Kikkoman® Rice Vinegar 
Chopped cilantro, for garnish

directions

  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, 2 scallions, soy sauce, sesame 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 cilantro and more scallions.

THE STORY OF SOY SAUCE

Even people who love soy sauce and use it all the time are often surprised to learn what it is and how it’s made. We make ours from just four simple ingredients—water, soybeans, wheat, and salt. Those ingredients are transformed through a traditional brewing process—much like making wine or beer—that has remained unchanged for centuries.

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