Spicy Hoisin Glazed Eggplant
- prep time15 min
- total time 25 min
- serves 4
This Asian-style vegetable side is a great way to change up the flavours at your barbecue.
1 Tbsp canola oil
1 piece fresh ginger (about 1-inch), roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp red chili flakes
½ cup hoisin sauce
1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
1 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
1 medium eggplant, ends trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch thick slices lengthwise
6 Tbsp olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 Tbsp freshly chopped cilantro leaves
1. Heat the oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the ginger, garlic and red chili flakes and cook until soft, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in the hoisin, vinegar and soy sauce until combined and then strain, reserving the sauce.
2. Heat grill to high.
3. Brush eggplant slices on both sides with the oil and season with salt and pepper. Place the slices on the grill and grill until golden brown and slighty charred, 4 to 5 minutes. Brush with some of the glaze, turn over and continue grilling just until cooked through, brushing with more of the glaze, 3 to 4 minutes longer. Remove from the grill and brush with the remaining glaze. Transfer to a platter and sprinkle with the cilantro.