Courtney Roulston’s miso eggplant with sesame ginger soba noodles

Try Courtney Roulston’s miso glazed eggplant for a tasty meat-free meal. It’s drizzled with an irresistible sesame and ginger dressing.

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5m

25m

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggplants, halved lengthways
  • 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 180g soba noodles
  • 2 large zucchini, cut into long matchsticks
  • 4 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbs sunflower seeds, toasted
  • 1/4 bunch chives, finely chopped
  • 1 tbs sesame seeds, toasted

Miso glaze

  • 2 tbs miso paste
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) mirin seasoning
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbs maple syrup

Sesame dressing

  • 1 tbs tahini
  • 2 tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp finely grated ginger

Method

STEP 1

Preheat oven to 200˚C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Use a small sharp knife to score the cut-side of each eggplant half in a diamond pattern (don’t cut all the way through). 2. Drizzle with oil and season with salt. 

STEP 2

Heat a large non-stick frying pan over high heat. Cook the eggplant, cut-side down, for 2-3 mins or until golden. 

STEP 3

Place the eggplant, cut-side up, on the lined tray. Roast for 15 mins or until tender.

STEP 4

Meanwhile, to make the miso glaze, whisk the miso, mirin, sesame oil and maple syrup in a bowl until smooth. 

STEP 5

Remove eggplant from the oven and drizzle with the miso glaze. Roast for a further 5 mins or until the glaze is golden and bubbling. 

STEP 6

While the eggplant is cooking, cook the noodles in a large saucepan of boiling water for 3-4 mins or until tender. Refresh under cold water. Drain well. 

STEP 7

To make the sesame dressing, place the tahini, vinegar, maple syrup, oil and ginger in a small bowl. Whisk until smooth. 

STEP 8

Transfer the noodles to a large bowl with the zucchini and radish. Drizzle the sesame dressing over the noodle mixture. Sprinkle with sunflower seeds and chives. 

STEP 9

Sprinkle eggplant with sesame seeds and serve with the noodle mixture.

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