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Barbecue miso aubergine recipe

Barbecue miso aubergine recipe

15 ratings

Chef Derek Sarno has created this Asian-inspired veggie dish, which is perfect for the barbecue. Miso-glazed aubergine is grilled until beautifully charred and topped with vibrant spring onion, chopped peanuts and red chilli, for a fresh and feisty finish. What's more - it's entirely vegan! See method

  • Serves 6, as a side
  • 20 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook, plus marinating
  • 131 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free


  • 3 aubergines, halved lengthways, flesh scored
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 35g salted peanuts or cashews, roughly chopped
  • 2 small spring onions, sliced diagonally
  • 1 small red chilli, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 10g fresh coriander, roughly chopped

For the glaze

  • 100ml mirin
  • 2 tbsp miso paste
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp very finely chopped lemongrass (about ⅛ of a stem)
If you don't have any spring onions, try using white onions or leeks and adjust the amount accordingly

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    5g 7%
  • Saturates

    1g 5%
  • Sugars

    14g 16%
  • Salt

    0.5g 8%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 18.3g Protein 4.1g Fibre 0.8g


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  1. Light the barbecue (or preheat the grill to hot). Whisk the glaze ingredients together. Brush the skins of the aubergines with oil and brush half the glaze onto the cut sides, making sure it gets into the score lines. Leave to marinate for 15 mins (any longer and the aubergines will become soggy).
  2. Barbecue, skin-side down, for 10 mins until the flesh is tender, then baste the scored side with more glaze. Carefully turn the aubergines over and barbecue, flesh-side down, for 4-5 mins until browned and lightly charred. Check the aubergines regularly to make sure they're not sticking to the bars.
  3. Brush the cooked aubergines with the remaining glaze, then top with the nuts, spring onions, chilli and coriander. Serve with any extra glaze alongside.

Tip: If you can't get hold of mirin, use a sweet white wine such as Riesling.

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