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Eggplants Marinated in Olive Oil and Ginger

Eggplants Marinated in Olive Oil and Ginger

These are like traditional Japanese agebitashi (deep fried and marinated eggplant), but light and healthy with olive oil. The ginger makes it quite refreshing.

Ingredients: 2 servings

◇ Eggplant
260 g (2 to 3)
Salt
about 1/2 teaspoon
★ Olive oil
1 1/3 tablespoons
★ Soy sauce
2/3 tablespoon
★ Grated ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons
★ Vinegar
1 teaspoon
★ Salt
A small amount

Steps

1. Peel the eggplants with a vegetable peeler in a zebra pattern. Slice into 1.5 cm rounds.
2. Sprinkle salt on the eggplant slices and leave for 5 minutes. Rinse under water, and drain in a colander or sieve.
3. Combine the ★ ingredients and mix well.
4. Pan fry the eggplant in a non-stick pan until browned on both sides. Put the fried slices into the ★ ingredients.
5. Toss the ★ ingredients and fried eggplant slices together, and leave to rest to allow the flavors to blend.
6. Transfer to serving plates and garnish with a parsley sprig. Done!

Story Behind this Recipe

When I tried serving grilled eggplant with olive oil and ginger it was delicious, so I made it into a recipe.