Yaki Nasu Grilled Aubergine

Yaki Nasu Grilled Aubergine

  • Serves 3-4
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Turn getting your daily dose of vitamins into a joy (rather than a chore) with this yaki nasu grilled aubergine recipe. This recipe consists of intensely flavourful grilled aubergine is steeped in dashi stock and sprinkled with bonito flakes just bursting with rich umami. Light and smoky, this dish is perfect for the summer BBQ season or a warm autumn meal.


4 aubergines
480ml dashi stock
1 tsp light soy sauce
1/8 tsp salt
grated ginger, to garnish
sliced spring onion, to garnish

How To Prepare

  1. Pre-heat your grill to high. Wash your aubergines well, pat them dry and trim the stem part off.

  2. Grill for 5-10 minutes until the skin is charred all over. You want the heat to be high enough to blacken the skin of the aubergine, but not enough to make them really ‘burnt’.

  3. Prepare your dashi stock if using powdered stock beforehand. Add the dashi stock, soy sauce and salt to pan, then bring to the boil.

  4. Add the aubergine and bring to the boil once more before removing from the heat.

  5. Split the aubergine in half and carefully cut without piercing the skin, to free as much of the flesh of aubergine as possible from the skin.

  6. Garnish with bonito flakes, grated ginger and sliced spring onion.