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Miso Glazed Aubergine

Miso Glazed Aubergine

  • Author: Helen
  • Prep Time: 7
  • Cook Time: 8
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


A quick and simple 15-minute recipe for grilled/broiled miso-glazed aubergine/eggplant.

Serves 2.  Use the scaling buttons below to double or triple the quantity.




  • 2 aubergines/eggplant - washed
  • 1 tbsp oil (groundnut or vegetable)


  • 1 tbsp miso paste
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp mirin
  • 1/2 tbsp water

To serve (optional):

  • 2 tsp toasted sesame seeds 
  • 2 spring onions/scallions (finely chopped)
  • Nori - cut into thin strips 
  • White rice


  1. Set your grill oven/broiler to its highest heat.
  2. Prepare the aubergines/eggplants. Cut off the stems, slice them into quarters vertically and score the inside of each slice in a diamond cross pattern. Be careful not to cut through the skin.
  3. Brush the inside of each slice with oil.
  4. Place the slices onto your grill pan/broil pan with the outsides facing upwards and brush them with oil too. 
  5. Place the grill/broil pan in the middle of the grill/broiler and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, until you see the skins begin to crease a little. 
  6. Meanwhile, mix the sauce ingredients in a small bowl until smooth and incorporated.
  7. Remove the aubergines/eggplant from the grill/broiler and turn over so the insides are facing up.
  8. Brush each piece with the miso sauce generously, ensuring that the sauce fills the gaps where the aubergine/eggplant has been scored.
  9. Return to the grill/broiler for 2-3 more minutes until the tops of the aubergines are brown.
  10. Top with toasted sesame seeds, green onions/scallions and nori strips. Serve immediately on white rice or alone as a side dish.  
  • Category: Mains
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: Japanese


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 118
  • Sugar: 7.4g
  • Sodium: 25.6mg
  • Fat: 7.7g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 5.8g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.8g
  • Fiber: 2.9g
  • Protein: 1.8g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: miso glazed aubergine