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    Japanese Eggplant (Aubergine) Saute

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    25 mins

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    Kirby's Note:

    A great way to enjoy one sadly overlooked vegetable. The Eggplant. Add your favorite protein for a great one dish meal! This is my version of my friend Mayumi's recipe. I prefer the long and thin Japanese or Chinese eggplant. They taste less acidic.

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    • 5 Japanese eggplants, sliced thinly the short way (they're long and thin- if you only have the larger eggplant, one medium is plenty, diced)
    • 1 garlic clove
    • 1 slice fresh ginger
    • 1/4 cup soy sauce (or tamari)
    • 2 teaspoons mirin (you can use a bit more if you prefer your sauce a little sweeter)


    1. 1
      Combine Soy sauce, mirin, crushed garlic and ginger in a bowl.
    2. 2
      Slice your eggplant thinly and into small pieces.
    3. 3
      Toss eggplant in hot pan (I use a spray oil like Pam) with the sauce mixture.
    4. 4
      Sauté at a medium heat until very tender, about 10 minutes.
    5. 5
      Add a little water to keep the veg moist if necessary.
    6. 6
      Great as a side dish for fish or chicken.
    7. 7
      Add diced medium firm tofu or any other protein for a very simple, quick meal.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 10, 2005


      Great, simple dish. I find it hard to saute eggplants without using a lot of oil( since they soak it up easily).But the addition of a little water did the trick. It is now a rather healthy,low-fat dish! Thanks! ( and i reduced the soy sauce too!)

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    • on April 29, 2004


      I thoroughly enjoyed this dish, I did it with Soy but I do think it would be better with tamari as it would not be quite as salty. It is so easy to do and it is something I will do again but with tamari.

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    • on January 10, 2013


      Good ! I made the recipe as directed. I was a bit disappointed with the flavor - I expectd it to be sweeter.

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    Nutritional Facts for Japanese Eggplant (Aubergine) Saute

    Serving Size: 1 (706 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 177.9
    Calories from Fat 11
    Total Fat 1.3 g
    Saturated Fat 0.2 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 1034.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 40.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 23.4 g
    Sugars 16.4 g
    Protein 8.8 g

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