Grilled Eggplant with Soy Citrus Glaze

Grilled Eggplant with Soy Citrus Glaze


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This is a delightful way to cook Eggplant with a glaze/marinade that includes soy sauce, honey, orange juice, lime juice and mirin.


Serves: 4 

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mirin or sherry
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 50ml orange juice
  • 25ml lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, finely diced
  • 4 Asian eggplants, trimmed and halved longwise
  • 1pinch salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • toasted sesame seeds, to serve

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. Position a rack in the upper part of the oven and preheat the grill. Line a grill tray with foil.
  2. Combine the soy sauce, mirin, water, honey, orange juice, lime juice and ginger in a saucepan and simmer for about 5 minutes or until well blended. Let cool.
  3. Lightly score a diamond-like pattern into the flesh of the eggplant. Season with salt and pepper to taste and brush with soy sauce marinade.
  4. Place the eggplant halves skin-side up on the prepared tray.
  5. Grill for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, basting with the marinade often. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.

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