Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Japanese Grilled Eggplant

By Setsuko Yoshizuka

Japanese grilled eggplants are called yakinasu and usually served cold. It's a traditional Japanese summer dish.
Japanese Eggplant Recipes

Japanese Vegetable Dishes


  • 4 Japanese eggplants
  • 2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 2 Tbsps katsuobushi (dried bonito flakes)
  • *soy sauce for seasoning


Heat grill. Place eggplants on the hot grill. Grill them until they are softened and the skins get really burnt. Cool the grilled eggplants in water and peel the skins. Dry eggplants with paper towels and trim the stems. Chill eggplants in the refrigerator. Serve them on a plate and put katsuobushi and grated ginger on top. Season with some soy sauce before eating.
*2 servings