A Simple Japanese dish that is bursting with flavour and full of goodness
Here at Eat Fit Food we serve this meal with silky soft eggplant or delicate market fish. Both dishes are served with fresh Asian greens, brown rice and finished off with the sweet flavour of our miso dressing and nutty flavour of toasted sesame seeds. Perfect on its own for a light entrée or served with rice and vegies for a hearty main.
SESAME seeds not only add texture and flavour but they are a powerhouse of calcium that supports bone health.
MISO is a unique Asian flavour made from fermented soy beans that is great with all kinds of grilled vegetables, fish or even tofu. It is salty to taste, buttery in texture with a unique nutritional profile. It is an enzyme-rich food containing many beneficial microorganisims which strengthen the immune system.
TIP – when cooking with miso be careful not to overcook or boil as it will kill beneficial properties.
WAKAME is a sea vegetable or edible seaweed that is a superfood! Extremely high in nutritional value and low in calories and fat. It will boost your immune system this WINTER... Read more.
To make broth. Place kombo in cold water and place on low heat for 15 minutes (do not boil) Remove kombo. Add garlic, ginger, coriander, wakame and 1 tbsp miso paste. Bring to boil and chill. Leave overnight, then strain.
Mix miso paste, mirin and honey. Cook over low heat on the stove until combined. Remove from heat and allow to cool
Cut eggplants in half long ways and score flesh with a sharp knife. Cook in moderate oven, 160 degrees, for 20-30 minutes or until tender
Remove from oven and brush generously with marinade
Return to oven for a further 5 minutes to allow the miso glaze to caramelize slightly
Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds, leeks and serve on a bed of brown rice and a side of steamed Asian greens then pour over warm broth
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