Archive for February, 2009

Japanese Grilled Eggplant

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

This Japanese style eggplant recipe is an adapted one that eliminates vinegar. This dish can be a side or it can be used as another item when grilling.

Ingredients:

4 medium Japanese eggplants – (about 1 lb), sliced crosswise on the diagonal into ½” thick pieces

1 serving cooking spray  (5 one-second sprays per serving)

2 Tbs low-sodium soy sauce

4 ½ tsp fresh lemon juice

1 tsp freshly-grated ginger root

1/4 tsp minced garlic

1/4 cup thinly-sliced scallions, sliced on diagonal

Directions:

Preheat outdoor grill, stove-top grill pan or broiler. Coat eggplant with cooking spray. Note: If you can’t find any Japanese eggplants, buy regular eggplants that are small in size.)

Grill or broil eggplant turning as needed until lightly charred and tender, about 7 to 9 minutes.

Whisk soy sauce, lemon juice, ginger and garlic in a small bowl until blended. Drizzle over grilled eggplant and sprinkle with scallions.

Serves 4

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition (per serving): 17.1 calories; 10% calories from fat; 0.2g total fat; 0.0mg cholesterol; 301.8mg sodium; 120.2mg potassium; 4.1g carbohydrates; 1.2g fiber; 1.1g sugar; 0.9g protein.